“At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Mural at the Northside Montessori School, Sydney.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO
I've been painting my entire life so far.
My wonderful parents supported my desire to study through art school and then through art college. Later I developed an interest in architecture, so I've studied more and got a Master’s in Architecture and Landscape Design.
But the love of painting is something in your blood: it is both a curse and a blessing. You see things others don't, you notice something no one knew was there. Then you are pointing it out, you are painting it and your work touches someone’s heart and soul, sometimes making them cry and at other times, smile. All the while it's making them feel better – healing them.
Life took its course. Many things happened that have shaped me to be the artist I am today.
Once I've stopped making any art at all: I thought about it as something that took my precious time, and I thought I will be better off without it - who needs to look at all these little things around us anyway? I'm too busy living my life!
But there was a lesson in it for me - the more we suppress our heart's true desire, the more our own life becomes toxic, not only for us but also for people we deeply care about. It is so easy to get caught up in everyday life, we need a reminder! I've learned that it is essential to nurture ourselves and stay connected to nature.
Today my heart is filled with gratitude for everyone I've met on my journey to rediscover myself as the Artist who is able to heal with my paintings. I'm grateful for being able to share this path with my family, my friends and my community. We are supporting, and learning from each other every single day. Without you, my life mission would not be fully possible.
Once upon a time I noticed the healing power of art. Now I am happy to make a difference in the lives of others by capturing nature's healing beauty in commissioned artworks which celebrate precious moments of Now. In vibrant lively colours for everyone to enjoy, they serve as a reminder to stay connected to the real source of energy - Nature.
You might be interested to read an article about me at the Calendar for Artist
also "Year of Blooms. National Arboretum Canberra 2020." read about my new project in an interview I did with Kylie Fogarty Art Studio.