I am an abstract mixed media painter blessed to be living and working in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada.
Meditation, Yoga and a strong connection to nature guide my intuitive approach to painting. Often beginning with no end in mind, I layer many passes of paint and mixed media onto the support. The painting becomes a conversation where i endeavour to listen and respond in a sensitive way to what is presenting in the moment. Movements are sometimes contemplative and slow and at other times fast and furious. I laughingly say painting is a martial art. What emerges is an expression of emotion, ideas, philosophical pondering, present earthly matters and hopefully a hint of the divine.
Before I paint I set an intention. Sometimes the intention is to simply release contained energy, often the intention is to bring beauty, joy or serenity. Whatever the emotion, the underlying intent is to transform preconceived limitations and constructs. Life on earth is constantly changing and even evolving. Art has the ability to change vibrations and thoughts. Great things may happen; hearts may mend, joy may replace sorrow, pain may lessen, previous limitations may be overcome.
I believe the purpose of art is to question, expand and even beautify prior conceptions and limitations. An artwork is complete when a viewer brings their humanity, knowledge and experiences to it and through personal awareness and observation, a shift may occur.
All life is creativity. Inspiration for painting is infinite.
Noëlle Nadeau Khoo