I create art for possibility. I create for expression, freedom, intelligence, consciousness and love. For color, movement, spirit and life. I create for you, for me and for creation itself.
Each session with someone is special. Each is an opportunity to recognize and awaken the magic in someone’s being. And so, I do more than paint; I see the spirit in each person who steps into my field – and I reflect it with paint, touch and intention… Before picking up a brush, I remind my participants that for thousands of years and more – people all around the planet have been painting their bodies… Different decorations depending on culture and purpose. People have painted themselves and one another for prayer, ceremony, celebration and... for battle… The one thing all these people have had in common – is intention.
I often invite my participants and new friends to call in an intention – something which they want to embody… Some inner transformation that my paint can be the outer reflection of. They may speak it or keep it to themselves.I invite them to recognize the ways in which they are a warrior – and to be empowered in rising to meet themselves at their greatest potential. Then, I allow intuition to guide my choice of color and pattern… There is no book of designs to choose from – I may offer a color choice if I cant get an easy read on someone in some moment – but for the most part, I work best when simply trusted to let it flow. I have an arsenal of handmade, laser cut and found stencils which I work from in combination with free hand brush strokes. I am often surprised by the different images different souls call forth from me.
In addition to painting, I am aware of the energy I am shifting with the touch of my brush, stencils, feathers and spray … Spirit really does work in mysterious ways. I love the people who I have the pleasure of painting. I have seen amazing shifts in the blessed expressions of those whom I have had the pleasure to work with. During my sessions I have witnessed the release of tears and fears and belief systems. The realization of my intention to create transformational sacred space.. I really do give it up to spirit(s) for playing such an active part in guiding my hands, words and thoughts in this intimate art form, and I give so much thanks for having been guided towards this gift to share! Too much fun. Life is amazing.
In the majority of the photographs here, these sweet souls were invited to be in prayer before a photograph was taken. May all of your prayers be answered.