When choosing art to bring into our homes or offices it is often illuminating to know what compelled the artists to create it. What inspires them? What do they strive to communicate to us?
The answers we receive may add enormous pleasure to our viewing experience. For some artists it is equally important that their art provide a transformative experience for their viewer as well as for themselves.
Header image: Painting by Mary Lou Dauray
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“My art is always a journey of discovery into the essence of being. It is an effort to externalise the truth of my own existence on as many levels as possible and communicate a greater awareness of the quality of life. It is an attempt to generate enquiry into the greater spheres of understanding which lie beyond conventionalised intellection.”
“When I begin a painting I know that, apart from a strong urge to create and a highly developed instinctual direction with tools and materials, there can be no specific design or plan for the picture as a finished product.”
“My roots of inspiration are my life long love of nature, art and music. As a bronze sculptor, my primary focus is to distill my chosen subject matter into its ultimate expressive synthesis of beautiful form, gesture and spirit.”
“We must each hold a personal sacred hoop in our hearts, and we must each cultivate our Light-filled relationships in any arenas which beckon us. We must live like we matter, and my nature-spirit-art is a daily reminder of that.”
“My goal is to uplift, inspire and support you on your journey through life. I wish to excite you as you gaze upon the images of Nature that I create. I feel that I am revealing the soul of Nature, and hope that you too, experience the love that I have in my heart for the world around me.”
“The more I learn about coal the more I know that I need to use my art to bring attention to this serious pollution situation. My artwork is my voice. Intense alarm would be an understatement in trying to describe the feelings generated as I continue doing this series. I know that I need to use my art to bring attention to this serious pollution situation.”
“The images (in the ‘Survival Series’) capture me and the disease at discrete moments but they have been modified by my aesthetic process and by machines much like my own body. It is my aspiration that these personal images can be a shared healing for myself and for others.”