Need gifts? For the next 2 weeks I am hosting an online Pop-Up Art Gallery + Sale. I have selected 21 pieces + discounted at 25% for the holidays. Almost all the work in the sale is now under $100!
To view the work in large format, click on my online gallery here: http://bit.ly/2BqzkTG and use this 25% off code at checkout: W2EQGWCE7XJ3
People are sometimes intimidated by abstract art. "What does it mean?" they ask. But this is the beauty of abstract expression: it means something different to everyone. In this limited sale of original paintings you can send a personalized message to someone on your Christmas list--through sharing your inspiration of the work you choose, and how it might reflect your relationship.
Each piece is mounted on mat board frame and covered in protective cellophane wrapping. It ships in a reinforced envelope, so shipping fees stay reasonable. All you need to do is pop it in a frame (Michaels has excellent sales on pre-cut frames) and you've got original art for the price you might spend on a nice dinner.
grew up in DC and attended university in Paris. After earning an MA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University, she spent 15 years as an expat, teaching yoga at luxury resorts throughout SE Asia and Western Europe.
She started painting seriously while in India, and discovered the encaustic medium when she moved to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, where she is an active member of the Colorado Artist Association. Her work was recognized by Shumei International, a worldwide arts organization, and is represented in private collections around the world.
Art has always been my refuge - a sacred, secret place where I could step out of conceptual mind and explore the world of feelings and alternative realities. Growing up in DC, and later as a student in Paris, museums felt to me like places of worship, or sources of nourishment.
I’ve spent much of my adult life as an expat, teaching contemplative practice and creative process. Spending so much time in a foreign culture reinforces universal themes of what it means to be human, and also presents a unique view into our differences.
At a certain point, I realized that making art was the only thing that allowed me to quiet my mind completely and simultaneously experience its vastness. Meditation certainly helps the process. I derive inspiration from dreams, myth, literature, and especially from the nature spirits in Crestone, Colorado, where I live. Recognized as a spiritual “power place” where seekers and retreatants come to access inner wisdom, the San Luis Valley and surrounding Sangre de Cristo mountain range set the stage for a mystical environment where “the veil is thinner.”
The nature of the encaustic monotype process leaves an element of chance to each creation, adding to the mystery of how co-creation occurs. As a devoted practitioner and teacher of yoga and meditation for over 25 years, my spiritual practice has gradually evolved into making art.
My hope is to convey how art is a bridge to this experience of mind that connects us with something larger than ourselves, and encourages us to realize that we are not alone.