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Karen Grabowski - Gypsy Song
"My artwork is a celebration of the joyful spirit that
exists within each of us! The images combine vibrant colors
and complex geometric designs with healing energies and symbolic
designs. Through these, I endeavor to bring a message of hope
to those who view my works. They are about balance and symmetry,
about seeking that place of equilibrium within ourselves,
and about letting go enough of the practical real-world existence
to truly see the beauty that we are in the
Made with Splash, an online art-making tool
Margaret's work can be seen on the VSA arts of Florida -
ArtThread Interactive Gallery. She is an expert at using Splash,
ArtThread's art-maker that is both sophisticated and unpredictable.
A graduate of the "Work
of Art" program, she also has other "threads"
on this online gallery, featuring her painting and her photography.
Painting From Within
“My art, the images, I wait, I listen…they emerge.
My paintings seem to come from nothing. I show up at the canvas
and wait. Wait for a color, to be drawn to an area, to be
informed. They are birthed between the lines of my journals.
It’s all there. Pleasure, struggle, fluidity, then,
pure delight as the image appears. The personal healing, expression,
and self discovery I experience through my painting process
continues to amaze me and has been life changing. I offer
my work and my story as inspiration. Inspiration to others,
particularly women, who are aching to remember themselves.
That they find the courage to go on the hunt for their truth.”
Art to Feed the Soul
Judith Shaw is a visionary artist who feels that there is
a transformative, healing potential to art.
Shaw, a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, has been
interested in myth, culture and mystical studies all her life.
This interest, combined with a deep spirituality, figures
strongly in her work. Originally from New Orleans, she has
traveled to many places, whose passion and bright colors have
affected her palette and style.
The golden glow of the New Mexico landscape, where Judith
currently resides, is reflected in her paintings. Combining
her interest in myth and in sacred geometry, she has developed
a style uniquely her own, which she calls "Mythic Expressionism".
Judith's aspiration is to create art from the heart with the
power to produce feelings of love, beauty, joy, and harmony;
with the power to heal and to bless, with the power to open
a portal to the timeless dimension of the sacred. www.judithshawgallery.com
Meditations on Nature
"During my illness, the process of painting became a
way to focus my mind on
the healing harmony inherent in my subjects: reflections in
water, the strength
of an oak weathering a harsh season, the nonresistant rest
of winter. The act of
creating, symbolic in itself, kept me in the now and allowed
me to escape, moment
by moment, from fear and anxiety.
"I want to share my work with others as a resource for
guided imagery and
calming contemplation: to offer Nature for Nurture."
Alex Grey is best known for his paintings which “X-ray”
multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving physical and
biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. Grey’s
visual meditation on the nature of life and consciousness,
the subject of his art, is contained in three books. His two
monographs, Sacred Mirrors and Transfigurations, follow the
history of Grey's artistic life. The Mission of Art reflects
on art as a spiritual practice. Grey’s world renowned
career includes exhibitions and keynote addresses from Basel,
to Tokyo, to Sao Paulo, and features on the Discovery Channel,
in Newsweek and Time Magazine. Grey’s art has been used
on albums for the multi-platiinum bands Nirvana, Beastie Boys,
Tool, and String Cheese Incident. Grey's most outstanding
and widely appreciated works of transformative art can been
seen in New York City at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, a long
term exhibition in New York City. www.alexgrey.com
“Grey’s vision of a flawed but perfectible mankind
stands as an antidote to the cynicism and spiritual malaise
prevalent in much contemporary art.” New York Times
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tissues with positive energy in areas where needed. To get
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the pictures once every few weeks to different sites in your
work place or house. These Power Gold Images are useful for
business by helping create better energy in the environment.
We have different sizes of images that can be kept in one
place or carried wherever you go. www.healthfrequency.com
Judith Zausner is the Founder and President of Caring
Crafts, Inc. which offers craft kits and supplies to adults
with fine motor skill problems and/or cognitive issues. Awarded
a grant from the Society for the Arts in Health Care in recognition
of its commitment to integrating the arts and healing, Judith
is dedicated to empowering creativity to encourage independence
and enhance well being. You can read her blog, CREATIVITY
MATTERS, on www.eldr.com
which provides fascinating stories about ways people have
experienced the benefits of being creative.
Images of Inspiration, Imagination and Light
"I am constantly inspired, guided and taught by Mother
Nature to slow
down, to see with new eyes, and to open my heart to the beauty,
and serenity that surround me. This has connected me, not
only to my own
spirit, but to the spirit of Life as well. With each photo
that I take,
my goal is to capture one moment in time that reflects an
feeling or a spirit that inspires, heals and brings a sense
From my heart to yours... " www.tracykellyphotography.com.
Understanding the intangible impact that art in the healthcare
environment can have, Rhonda Grimberg strives to provide both
strength and compassion in her vivid yet soothing floral images.
Her artwork has been installed in healthcare projects from
coast to coast and is universally appropriate. To view her
portfolio of limited edition prints you can visit
www.arjaeimages.com and click the heading "Limited
Nancy Tilson-Mallett, MD, FACP
Being a practicing physician, Nancy Tilson-Mallet experiences
the full spectrum of human emotion through her patients. She
finds the pathology of diseases both intellectually and visually
inspiring. Nancy's childhood fascination with art expanded
after her studies at the KU School of Medicine, where she
graduated in 1979. The discovery of silk as a new medium gave
her the ideal vehicle through which to express herself. Her
work has been displayed in a number of medical centers, churches,
and government buildings, in addition to features in professional
journals and newspapers. Nancy also lectures on healing and
the visual arts. She lives in the Kansas City area with her
husband Grant. www.artbyntm.com
Prints, Mixed Media
My work addresses the broad themes of Beauty, Mystery and
Spirit. Working from an intuitive place I allow my visual
experience to guide me, while paying attention to what I am
naturally drawn to. Over time I have trained my perception
to see my surroundings through the framework of these themes.
My search for, and creation of Beauty is an ongoing activity.
It frames what I see. I have always been naturally curious,
and this curiosity has become a foundation to a way of seeing.
I am intrigued by the visually sensuous: a certain color or
texture, bold or subtle yet fascinating and engaging. www.jansheskiarts.com
Original, Hand-Painted Art
Mary Lisa Kitakis
In her studio, "Quirks of Art" Mary Lisa designs
and creates healing images of art, based on her twelve years
of work as a hospital artist and arts program coordinator.
She offers bedside art kits, called Doodle Dabblers, as well
as images to hang on your wall, send to your friends, and
even lay your head on! Contact her at Ez2bqueenml@wmconnect.com.
Jack Beverland/Mr. B
An Idaho native who moved to Florida as a young boy, Mr.
B is a self-taught Southern folk artist who has a distinct
style. In 1987 a car accident left him with head injuries,
resulting in Uncinate Seizures and Spinal Bifida. At his brother's
suggestion, Mr. B started to paint, and his emotional life
translated itself through paint. Each of Mr. B's paintings
begins with a word or phrase like "Corporate Hog Boss,"
"Abandon," or "The Difference a Man Makes."
His current work focuses on bucolic scenes of southern rural
life, fantastic utopian animal scenes, and biblical scenes
like Noah's Ark and the Garden of Eden.
Jack Beverland said he never planned out his art career --
it just happened. For four years he has been invited to exhibit
his paintings at the Kentucky Festival of the Arts in Alabama
and for three years he has been invited to the Riverfest Art
Festival in Georgia. But it is his exhibit at the OK Harris
Gallery in the SoHo district of New York City - a contemporary
gallery - that is perhaps the biggest surprise. His work is
for sale through his web site: mr-b-folkartist.com.
B Brent Atwater
Brent Atwater has been a professional artist for over 30
years. Her award winning paintings hang in public and private
collector's galleries around the world and mirror the spirit
and soul of her subjects, creating intimacy, healing, personal
awareness, and palpable experiences within each viewer.
Her art draws your emotions into an experience with her subject
matter; sometimes beautiful, fragile, at times haunting or
humorous, healing or profound, and always thought provoking!
Learn more at www.brentatwater.com.
Artist, writer, and workshop presenter, Shifra Stein is a
firm believer in the deep connection between art and healing.
Her dynamic Art For The Health Of It, Healing Power of Color,
and Watercolor Workshops demonstrate the dynamic relationship
between art and health. Her Journaling Workshops and Creativity
Classes combine expressive writing and the visual arts together
in motivational presentations that help promote well being,
reduce stress, and encourage creativity. www.artforhealth.us