Puja is a Sanskrit word meaning worship of God. It is a ceremony and an offering
These angels are my offering. They are devotion in movement. Each peice contains within it a sacred sound; a Mantra in Sanskrit or an Affirmation that awakens and nourishes our Divine Nature. To me, they are alive and the more I open to them the more they reveal themselves to me. The say, "We are not alone...we are loved, and We are that love."
Namaste...I bow to the God within each of us.
I believe in the arts as a puja and a profound tool, an offering for healing and inspiration.
My passion began in the performing arts as an actor. Twleve 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 tosee...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 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 the affected and resonated with the person I was "painting" for.
Recently my paintings were exhibited at the Sacred Nudes Gallery and Gallery Karon in Ashland Oregon. They have also been shown in the Portal Gallery in Mount Shasta California. Currently they can be seen in the gallery Everything but the Girl in Sarasota Florida and the RA Art in Las Vegas Nevada.
The materials I use in my art are a layering of paper, acrylics and watercolors. Inside each piece is a sacred sound...a Mantra in Sanskrit or an affirmation that awakens and nourishes our Divine Nature.
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 reveal themselves to me. My intention is simply to remind us that we are not alone...we are loved and we are that love.
I feel blessed that my art can become a conduit for those who desire the expression ofthat personal guidance in their lives.