I paint from a gorgeous sunny garden studio at my home in Plumstead, Cape Town, South Africa, where the light filters in from sunrise to the day’s last moments of warmth. I simple adore being up at sunrise and sitting at my easel just as the new day is emerging. Such a peace and a beauty is present at this hour.
Painting is my greatest joy and nature my most loved teacher.
When I blend sacred intention with paint onto my canvas, something beautiful happens.
A prayer becomes a painted intention.
A feeling of sacred joy begins to unfold.
I was 16 yrs old when I first created a nature painting with the intention to inspire peace and joy for my grieving granny. It felt like such a natural thing for me to do for her. It was a gift for my granny after my grandfather died. The painting had a handwritten note from me, asking her to see Grace within the parts of my painting.
I also had my first mystical experience right after his death while I lay sleeping one night.
That same year I knew with an absolute truth that the path of teacher was mine to hold.
I was 20 years old when I felt a deep passionate stirring in me to one day create art that makes a difference and offers meaning to others.
For some reason I stopped painting for 10 years till….
It was the blend of post natal depression and a colicky baby that sent me off to my first meditation class. My heart awakened and I began painting again, my love for my child returned. One night at 3am, in the stillness of the night, as I tried to calm my baby, we both became quiet. While my exhausted eyes began closing, I was intuitively guided to use his baby room as an art studio for myself.
The next day I acted on this inner Guidance. I also created a little meditation corner as well. And I have not stopped painting and still meditate. My precious baby “knew” exactly what gift he was handing his mama under the disguise of his colic.
Many years later my son continues to touch my art… it was through almost losing him in 2015, that I began painting more intuitively and learnt to “listen” and feel deeply as I paint.
Colour and movement on a canvas has been a practice that has captured and held my heart in many ways. During happy times and also during grieving moments. One of the most beautiful experiences for me was the way I began connecting to my inner wise self when I began painting images of the Feminine. THIS has been life changing for me. I am truly finding my way back to my authentic self through creative self expression. Life which at times had felt like a dark night of the soul has found a way to emerge into a new story of JOY and illumination through colour on my canvas.
Recently I shared some stories about the birth of my painting journey, how the feminine image first appeared in my artwork, how passionate I was to find my own painting voice and the many gifts and lessons motherhood brought to my painting journey. You can read more here:
Some other stories about me.
I was once a school teacher and now love guiding and inspiring women through art.
I was once an interior decorator designing beautiful rooms. Now I am passionate about cultivating a sense of inner beauty.
I am a trained Holistic Life Coach, although I now enjoy seeing women immersed in their own sensory experience of their emotions through paint and how transforming this can be,
I am certified for Level 1 of Aura Soma – a modality that teaches one about the healing energetic vibration of colour.
Meditation is a daily practice for me as it truly softens so much of life and gives me inner peace and clarity.
I have done Intuitive Readings for clients before and now I love weaving intuition and inner Guidance through colour and movement on my canvas. I love guiding women to feel their own wisdom as they paint.
My other passions:
Nature fills my heart with a deep serenity and connection to the sacred. Here is often where creative ideas flow through me.
Writing is how I somehow connect to a place from within and the words flow forth.
Photography excites me when I can capture a beautiful moment or just a sense of loveliness in just a few seconds.
Many don’t know this about me but I actually prefer walking barefeet and feeling Mother Nature beneath me. Even though I enjoy lovely feminine flowly clothing, when I walk into an art shop I feel more excited than walking into a shoe or clothing shop 🙂
I believe women hold so much inner wisdom within their hearts. We actually know deep down exactly what we need.
I believe that art makes a woman’s spirit come alive because it holds a space for play and receptivity
I believe that art is a deeply soulful and joyful way to not only awaken…. but also to trust our Feminine voice once more.
May this become truth for you as well.
May you surrender to the beauty inside of you.
With love…. from a gorgeous city, Cape Town – South Africa
These are the people who have played an important role on my creative and spiritual path:
Natalia Baker for her self love meditation classes many yrs ago. (Cape Town South Africa)
Fiona Almeleh for her painting classes where I was first introduced to painting from the heart. (Now residing in the UK)
An aura soma course where I learnt the energetic vibration of colour
Tanya Jaeger for her angel workshops ( Cape Town South Africa)
Karina Ladet for her Connecting to your Spirit Guide course (Online course)