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I am a Fine Artist who writes poetic blessings in union with my paintings, with a focus on human flourishing, through the life of my Art & Blessings. I create ‘Living Art’ with inspirational purpose: imparting personal blessing, igniting and empowering an optimal state of ‘human flourishing’. I live and breathe the vast and glorious landscapes of Australia, igniting a passion to capture the essential ‘life’ and ‘living spirit’ of Nature, creating ‘living and breathing’ Artworks. My passion are Nature’s elements such as ‘Water’ and ‘Light’. My work captures the ‘living’ vibrations of these elements, such as the ‘Living Spirit’ of the Ocean and the ‘Living Spirit’ of Light. Each painting imparts, or is a carrier of a ‘Life Force’ Blessing, also known as ‘vital energy’ or ‘Qi’. My Artworks serve to inspire, bless and energize you personally - positively influencing the vibrations of your home or any given space. I am a colourist, I create multi-dimensional colours using metallic and pearlescent acrylics from the largest pigment collection in the world. This, together with my technique, enables me to impart nature’s vibrations from the canvas. I am the author of each ‘Life Force Blessing’, which celebrates the ‘essence’ of each painting and print. The ‘vital energy’ radiating from the ‘life source’ and colours of each painting, inspire my poetic communication. I am filled to overflowing, overtaken with joyous expression, each ‘Life Force Blessing’ is born from heart bursting praise and blessing. Writing is a natural process for me… Words have a ‘life’ of their own… they literally spring out of me and ‘sing’ in joyful union with the ‘spirit’ of each painting. Each ‘Life Force Blessing’ serves to deliver ‘life giving’ and ‘heart energizing’ inspiration - vibrating in joyful union with each painting. I am passionate about the strategic use of my Living Art to increase ‘wellbeing’: such as in the workplace: serving to increase productivity and motivation. In Aged Care: influencing an optimal state of human flourishing and life expectancy, facilitating the alignment of optimal brain health and strengthening the capabilities of the mind.
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What does it mean to Flourish? Human Flourishing is about operating at an ‘optimal’ range of human functioning. It’s about thriving and being in our prime. What does it mean to be operating at an ‘optimal’ range of human functioning? • It enables a renewed mind = Harmony. • Enables a high level of ‘solution focused’ thinking. • It is our brain’s best environment to ignite ‘creative thinking’. • It generates personal growth and resilience. • It empowers a natural consequence of ‘FULLNESS OF LIFE’.
My paintings and Fine Art prints are carriers of a ‘Life Force’ Blessing. ‘Life Force’ also means ‘Vital Energy’ or ‘Qi’. Each artwork has an ‘intentional’ vibration. Here’s the science: nothing is solid, the chair you sit on isn’t solid, everything is vibrational energy, including us. Colours vibrate energy, everything vibrates. Each artwork ‘vibrates’ a ‘Source of Life’ according to its purpose: • WATER vibrates a ‘Spirit of Prosperity’ • LIGHT vibrates a ‘Spirit of Peace’ • FIRE vibrates a ‘Spirit of New Beginnings’ The intention of each artwork vibrates a personal blessing. BODY, MIND & SPIRIT are inseparably connected and we must attend to and nurture all 3 parts to fully FLOURISH and achieve HARMONY.
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There are around 100 billion Neurons in our brain. The brain ‘thinks’ with Neurons.
Scientists call them the ‘Magic Trees’ of the mind.
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The optimal health of our brain - or the peak of our human Flourishing, is dependent on 4 commonly known neurotransmitters or hormones in the brain to cause healthy transmissions and connections between each neuron. They are: E n d orphi n s • Promote an overall sense of wellbeing, reducing stress and anxiety. • Endorphins increase positive emotions & self-esteem. • Endorphins strengthen the Immune System function. • Relieve physical pain. D opam i n e • Acts as a motivator – it is the ‘driver’ of our motivation • It improves memory, promotes learning and increases our ability to focus and concentrate. • Dopamine provides our ‘zest’ for life. • It allows us to experience feelings of enjoyment, bliss, and even euphoria. Se roton i n • Contributes to our wellbeing & promotes peace. • Serotonin plays a significant role in the brain to help boost our mood, increase alertness as well as regulate appetite, digestion and sleep. • Serotonin improves memory and learning (people with Alzheimer’s disease have low serotonin levels). Ox y to ci n • Also called the ‘love’ hormone, Oxytocin bonds us with others, protects us from the effects of stress and lowers blood pressure. • Oxytocin maintains heart stability and ongoing physical heart wellness. • Oxytocin reduces stress and anxiety & provides a sense of peace and wellbeing. The latest Scientific Research clearly shows that the mind controls the physical brain – directly affecting our emotional, our intellectual and our physical health. Therefore, we have the control over our own brain’s state of ‘Flourishing’ or ‘optimal health’. We are responsible to ensure that we expose our mind to that which provides a ‘Flourishing’ state.
The prosperity & wealth of our spirit requires us to nourish and nurture our spirit. A strong spirit sustains us. Our human spirit is the inspiration that governs our mental and emotional existence. This includes our intellect, emotions, fears, passions, and creativity. It is the inner quality or nature of a person & is the activating or essential principle influencing our person. N U R T U R E your spirit. It is your core & upholds your very being. H O N O U R your spirit. It is the vessel for Wisdom & Wisdom is the Principle thing. It is crucial that we prioritize our optimal health and ensure that we each facilitate our personal best ‘Flourishing’ self.
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So what is the connection? Scientific evidence has proven that: BEHOLDING INSPIRATIONAL ART IS A PATHWAY TO HUMAN FLOURISHING What does it mean to ‘behold’? There is a difference between ‘seeing’ with the physical eye and seeing with the inward eye: • To ‘behold’ is to be enlightened... • To perceive with ‘inner vision’ • To receive insight • Our understanding is being illuminated
What is ‘Inspirational’? What is Inspirational is energizing to the human spirit: • Ignites motivation • Motivates ‘Inner Fulfilment’ • Stimulates Hope • Energizes our Spirit TO BEHOLD INSPIRATIONAL ARTWORKS IS TRANSFORMING Science has proven that what is inspirational is ‘transforming’. Therefore, the practice of beholding my ‘Living Art’: • Triggers an increase in Dopamine. • Reduces the stress hormone Cortisol • Releases Endorphins. • Stimulates our emotions which facilitates the release of Oxytocin • Raises Serotonin levels. • Boosts the Immune system. • Enhances brain function. = FLOURISHING Science has proven that beholding inspirational artworks produces and releases all 4 essential neurotransmitters in the brain - providing optimal brain health Beholding my ‘Living Art’ ignites the brain’s neurotransmitters to achieve an ‘optimal’ range of human functioning: • Renewing our minds • Energizing us • Motivating us • Inspiring our outlook & creative thinking • Igniting inspiration, growth and resilience • and even healing us – physically and emotionally The emotions that we experience when we behold inspirational art has a direct influence upon health and life expectancy. My artworks have ‘flourishing’ purpose. My Art is very personal, an intrinsically intimate connection takes place in relationship with a person’s spirit because it is ‘Living’ Art, releasing vibrational energy that is uplifting and energizing.
T he N euro science of Colour on t he b rain and t h e body
I am a Colourist, I create multi-dimensional colours using metallic and pearlescent acrylics from the largest pigment collection in the world. Colours vibrate and express that which is otherwise inexpressible. Colour impacts the brain and it can greatly affect our physiology. There are clear and established physiological mechanisms through which colour can affect mood, heart rate, alertness and behaviours. In 2009 blue lights were installed at the end of platforms on Tokyo’s Yamanote railway line to reduce the incidence of suicide. As a result, suicides fell by 74 percent at stations where the blue lights were installed. Colour’s influence is automatic! Colours influence mood and environments. Colours impact our physical body, behaviour and morale. Significantly, employees favour colours such as blue and pink that have calming, trusting effects on one’s psyche. Bright, warm colors such as red and gold help increase confidence in the workplace, further boosting morale.
‘Colour in a painting is like Enthusiasm in Life’ Vincent Van Gogh
The Colour Psychology of: Red – Blue – Pink – Gold & the corresponding impact on the brain RED Is energizing, increasing metabolism and alertness. Red initiates motivation and induces vitality. Red gives you vital energy and initiates courage and confidence. Red boosts performance on detail-oriented tasks such as memory retrieval and proofreading. Recharge with the colour red. Red initiates enthusiasm. The colour Red is a perfect cure to lethargy!
BLUE Is calming – it initiates tranquility. Blue helps reduce stress by lowering blood pressure and heart rates – calming the nervous system – initiates healing benefits to the mind and body. Research has shown that people are more productive in blue rooms - blue encourages us to think outside the box and be creative. Blue has a calming effect that is most conducive to brainstorming sessions and promoting a sense of trust between co-workers.
PINK Pink is calming and joyful – it initiates deeply joyful vibes. It is vivacious and joyous: full of life and character. Pink initiates youthful & joyful energy. Lighter shades of pink is de-stressing, research has proven that lighter shades of pink has the ability to pacify.
GOLD The colour gold is the colour of success, achievement and triumph. It initiates optimism. Optimistic and positive, gold adds richness and warmth to any given environment. The colour gold is a warm, bright and cheerful – initiating good cheer and warm emotions. Gold initiates confidence, passion and courage.
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Forbes Magazine: ‘The impact of Art in the workplace is often underestimated’. ‘Can Artwork have a direct impact on employee productivity or wellbeing? It seems the answer is yes.’ Inspirational Art has been scientifically proven to: • Increase productivity • Increase motivation • Ignite inspiration and creative thinking • Strengthen the capabilities of the mind • ‘Reset’ the brain and energize the mind • Relieve mental fatigue and increase wellbeing • Physically increase blood flow to the brain – invigorating the mind and enabling peak mental performance A growing number of companies are getting smarter in terms of facilitating and prioritizing ‘wellbeing’ in the workplace and are providing creative spaces and rooms for rest and recharge, a method of ‘strategic renewal’. The strategic placement and use of my Fine Art in the workplace can be highly energizing and effective. A ‘strategic renewal’ method that ignites and influences ‘optimal productivity’, positively impacting and energizing business interactions. To put it simply, the strategic use of my Fine Art in the workplace can facilitate this process: The brain resets, and when the batteries are fully recharged, the employee emerges ready to tackle even the toughest projects with renewed energy. Please contact me should you wish to explore how you might utilize my Art in the workplace.
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