I have had the honour and pleasure to live and work in Hermanus, South Africa, for a number of years, and during this time have managed to establish myself as an artist, teacher, and facilitator of personal transformation through the Medicine of Colour and the Medicine Wheel teachings.
Much of my work centres around creating and painting custom Sacred shields or Medicine Bags. I begin with a meditation journey where I am divinely guided to work with an aspect of the client and connect with the spirit animals that have a particular message for the person concerned. These messages from the animals incorporate some degree of personal transformation and healing. I am also taken to a place which, in discussion with the client, proves to be of significance. I provide a written report back of all the information I have been given. Should they wish, the client can then choose to have the animals painted on a Medicine Bag or Sacred Shield. These shields and pouches are decorated with a combination of shells, beads, bones, crystals, feathers, as well as personal objects supplied by the individual concerned. The numerology of the client's birthdate is also worked into the final product.
I have been given to understand that everything in life is medicine, from the clothes and jewellery we are guided to wear, to the world around us, including plants, animals, rocks, etc. Our relationship with ourselves also determines our relationship with those around us. My task is to help others become aware of the constant Divine messages being given to us through the world around us, through the medium of animals, plants, as well as the elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth. To this end, I offer various workshops where I assist others in connecting to their divine guidance through working together with their personal spirit animals, plants, trees and crystals. I offer courses, classes, readings and personal consultations based on the Medicine of Colour and the teachings of the Medicine wheel.
Much of this work centres around Journeying, with either the client experiencing a personal journey, or with me doing a journey on their behalf. With the latter, I am divinely guided to connect to the Spirit Animals, guides or ancestors that have a particular message for them at this time. These messages from Spirit incorporate some degree of personal transformation and healing. This journey is followed by a personal consultation, either in person or on skype. Should the client so wish, they can then choose to have the Spirit animals or guides painted on a Sacred Pouch or Sacred Shield. These shields and pouches are decorated with a combination of shells, beads, crystals, feathers, bones as well as personal objects supplied by the individual concerned. The numerology of the client is also built into the final product.
After being made aware of the profound effect my artwork has on others, I have been divinely guided to publish the Sacred Soul Journey Cards, a pack of wisdom cards with 36 of my original paintings and their divinely inspired messages. I now offer in-depth workshops on deeper visionary approaches to understanding the messages inherent in the cards. At present, I am in the process of creating a second pack, The Sacred Medicine Journey. This pack is based on the Medicine Wheel teachings, the Medicine of Colour and includes teachings from Celtic, Native American, African, Aboriginal and Egyptian sources.
As artists we are truly blessed to be on a constant journey of self-healing. Highlighting the rich tapestry of life, my artworks include many textures including bones, feathers, stones, shells etc., all of which add deeper symbolism to my work. My artworks have been sold both nationally and internationally. Arrangements can be made to view recent paintings, either in my home or in one of the galleries presently exhibiting my art.