A big part of my art practice is listening deep within. I’m a religious person, but I won’t talk about religion here. I WILL talk about spirituality, because that applies to everyone’s view point. I also don’t paint religious paintings by any stretch of the imagination, but my very best pieces are born of spirituality.
There is a force in this life that guides us for good. Call it what you want, God, the universe, the Holy Ghost, the spirit. I try to align my life that I can hear it’s whisperings. It’s my own personal theory that getting into the flow, tapping into the creative force, being attuned with your soul, inspiration, “right brain mode,” even entering the theta brainwave state are all different ways of saying the same thing, connecting to the divine, what I call being one with the spirit.
When I paint, the spirit moves upon the waters of my soul and stirs its depths. I paint because I find parts of my soul I never knew I had.
It it is my hope that when you look at my paintings, you feel hope, peace, and a deeper connection to the spiritual. My love to you all!
Books to read if you’re interested in this:
“The Artist’s way: a spiritual path to higher creativity” by Julia Cameron
“Concerning the Spiritual in Art” by Wassily Kandinsky
Any other books that you'd recommend on this topic?