Puja is a Sanskrit word meaning worship
of God. It is a ceremony and an offering...I believe in the
arts as a puja and a profound tool, an offering for
My passion began in the performing arts as an actor. Twelve years
ago, I began my spiritual studies and felt compelled to paint as
a form of devotion and worship to God. Working with "angels" came
as a gift, spontaneously ... for I would randomly paint and
then see inside the page the spirit revealing itself and simply
assist their presence. I consider myself more a vehicle, or the eyes
to see - than the creator of the art itself.
After creating a series of "angels," a
company known as 3Souls produced them into cards. That
was the beginning of Puja Art.
From there I had a desire to personalize this work and began
painting soul portraits.
This was an amazing experience because I never knew what the
outcome would be ... an essence, a past life, spirit animals,
angels ... and I was always surprised by the magic and how
profoundly they affected and resonated with the person I
was "painting" for. Puja art has been exhibited
in The Sacred Nudes Gallery and Gallery Karon in Ashland, Oregon
The Portal Gallery in Mt. Shasta, CA. Currently they
in the gallery "everything but the girl" in Sarasota,
FL and RAArt in Las Ve-gas,NV.
The materials I use in my art are a layering of paper, acrylics
Inside each piece is sacred sound. A mantra
in Sanskrit or an affirmation that awakens and nourishes our
After working with angels and soul portraits my evolution
has taken me to a
new form of expression called Personal Angels. We all
have many angels who guide us and love us. To me, they are alive
and the more I open to them the more they
to me. My
that we are
we are that
I feel blessed that my art can become a conduit for
those who desire the expression of that personal guidance in their
Namaste - I bow to the god within each one of us.
by Andrea Garfield
Give the gift of a Personal Angel created exclusively for you
or someone you love. With each piece of art you will receive
a printed card of
your angel with a written note offering the mystical inspiration
and manifestation of your angel from the artists perception.
Personal Angels are painted on masonite. Wrapped in a thick gold
cord for hanging.
(easily removed for custom framing)
Also available are original pieces of Puja Art and a selection
of Puja Art Prints.