Art Therapy: Spiritual Healing Through Artist Expression
"Evolved from strong emotional moments and journeys in my life, my passion to paint encourages me to explore deep within myself and create from these idyllic moments.
Through the connection and inspiration of people around me, acquiring greater knowledge of a spiritual world and an understanding of colour and its effect in our everyday lives, I feel blessed with the ability to express myself in an artistic way.
My paintings define my individuality, along with my vibrant personality. Influenced by the styles of Great Masters passed, O'Keeffe, Monet, Renoir and Gauguin, I love bold colour with a style to call my own, representing my "joie de vivre". My work is considered upbeat, warm and flattering to the eye. And while I prominently work with acrylic paints, I have experimented with pen and ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor and oil. I enjoy painting a variety of subjects, although, today, most of my work features flora and landscapes.
At a young age I was exposed to a life of travel that I grew to appreciate. I love to travel and experience cultures abroad, and being a tourist in my own hometown. There is a spiritual connection between my soul and water, and from this, my desire to be around this element soothes my soul, finding peace within. Photography is another great creative passion of mine; flowers, sunsets, and scenic landscapes are a few subjects that intrigue me as I peek through the lens of my camera.
I love all realms of the art world, but painting is my true love. I take great pride in my work, which provides the world the rare opportunity to view life "through my eyes"; a point of view I'm sure you'll find both unique and compelling".
Artist Website – www.barbarasimpsonartworld.com