„Living in harmony with nature“ is our lifestyle and living on an island is possible only if we cooperate with nature and adapt to it. Our philosophy is based on active and holistic approach to life and on doing our best to follow the principles of sustainable living. Our families live here and gladly share our space and life rhythms with visitors.
The name of the property expresses the notion that it is a hand-painted space, using the paintbrushes of the extremely talented and creative artist Josip Karakas, a painter and art historianm and owner of “Estate under the Paintbrush” are but a great artistic achievements. His artistic works have been exhibited in numerous individual and group exhibitions and have won many awards and honors. He has been a curator to many gallery exhibitions and author to large number of art criticisms and reviews. He was also a thriving art teacher in his own art school “Dega Art” which helped thousands of students, many of whom are already well-established artists. Under his supervision, and under the activities of the association “Dega Art” on the island of Vis, Josip has held Summer Painting Workshops which were based on pastel and watercolor techniques and were open to participants of all ages from all over the world.
Creative & Active tourism
Having invested much energy and love into the property we have found our vocation in tourism, primarily in creative and active tourism. We are here to help you organize creative and art workshops at our estate, workshops of spiritual development, of holistic living and healthy eating, yoga retreats, seminars, weddings, etc. You are welcome to practise yoga, SUP yoga, go bicycle riding and sail in our boat. We organize boat trips, wine and olive oil tasting trips and will gladly recommend places of interest to visit on your own. We are experienced in organizing yoga retreats, photography workshops, painting workshops, weddings …