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Art Blog: I AM … Charlie

I AM Charlie Anger low res

I AM … Charlie

This is one of my original signature series of abstract portraits that I am working on.  Usually created in a deep meditative state, with headphones on … just connected to my soul.

Charlie is that part of us that has taken a hardship and converted it into a stepping stone. He’s the part of us that has let go of anger, and embraced compassion. Charlie is that intensity within us that makes us go after our dreams. Charlie is that silent strength within us who knows nothing is impossible. Charlie is the deep wisdom that is pulsating through our DNA.

I used charcoal to create this abstract portrait on paper.

The original artwork & high resolution digital downloads of the artwork are available on Etsy.

Etsy Digital Download: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228253912/i-am-charlie-digital-download-abstract

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Art Blog: I AM … Kareem

i am kareem

One of my original signature series of abstract portraits that I am working on. This is an abstract painting of an old colleague of mine called Kareem. I always remembered Kareem to be head strong, someone who invested a lot of time into his physique, and yet someone who would happily engage with you in a battle of wits. I never knew Kareem modeled, so when I was looking for a man to use to create a painting in my abstract portrait series, I saw Kareem’s photograph on instagram.

As I kept working on this painting, there came a point where I was struggling to give the body justice, simply because Kareem possessed an incredible physique. The muscle definition took a while for me to do, but soon it started to come together. I was so immersed into painting Kareem’s physique that it made me take a step back and think … who exactly is the Kareem within? It made me realize how we women can also fall into the trap and start objectifying men. At times we are so taken by the raw physicality that we forget what’s below the hard muscular exterior of a man.

The vulnerability that he rarely shows. The way he fiercely protects people that matter to him.  His patience. Gentleness. Kindness. How he retreats into his own world when he isn’t comfortable. The chivalry. His adventurous spirit. His appreciation for creativity. The way he holds his little kid’s hand. The way he helps a friend in need. Patiently listening. The deep romance that he is capable of.

There is a lot to a man that we women sometimes don’t see. 🙂 It’s time to explore the mystery within.

If you would like to commission an abstract portrait of yourself or a loved one, please do message me. These portraits are created by how my soul sees your soul, and it is expressed through the movement of my hands on canvas.

‘I AM…Kareem’ is available for purchase on my etsy store or through direct buys


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Art Blog: Angel Power

Angel Power low resThere is an angel inside of each and every one of us, and it is time we acknowledge and own that power within us.

 I was inspired to create this painting whilst listening to Tamra Oviatt’s Sacred Activation on Angel Power. This is one of the best activations I have ever heard.  I was immediately surrounded by a glowish yellow light, and I felt a lot peace within me. I could feel my deepening connection to Mother Earth, and towards the end, I could feel an intense energy surge through me and into my shoulder blades. I actually felt like I grew my Angel Wings. Incredible!
I was very drawn to paint the dress in blues (symbolizing Earth), and the wings in pinks, yellows and purples (symbolizing love and power).
As I was creating this, it made me realize how we have created the concept of Angels as beings existing outside of us in a reality where they are invisible. Which is partly true. Micheal, Gabriel, Raphael … yes. But there are also angels in our lives. We see and meet them everyday. They might not wear the wings and halo for us to be able to ‘see’ them, but the love they give us when we feel utterly unlovable, the way they hug us when we are down, the guy who smiles at you for no reason, the person who gives you their parking when you are rushing, the person who nudges you to be truly You, the person who prays for your mom when she is sick … all angels.
But you too are angel. You too will do things selflessly for others, without expecting anything in return. When you quietly listen to your friends sorrows. When you buy a homeless man a meal. When you say a prayer for someone you don’t even know. When you save a little kitten. 🙂 I guess it’s time to acknowledge the angel within us too 🙂

I used palette knives and oil paints to create this on paper.

The original artwork & high resolution digital downloads of the artwork are available on Etsy.

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Sacred Activation Angel Power Link: http://sacredactivations.com/product/being-extraordinary-2/