It feels exactly perfect to have a collection of paintings hanging in exhibition during this last month of the year.
This year, I’ve felt a transition starting to happen in my work and in these paintings, I can see the energy of that transition. I can see the realization of the energies that entered this year and I can begin to see a glimmer of what is coming.
This collection, Divine Guidance, speaks of the voice of the Divine within and how it is that we are vessels for that voice.
It feels exactly perfect for them to be making their debut into the world at the Divine Art Cafe.
Dreams is a painting I began over a year ago, but didn’t finish until I realized the Blessed Virgin Mary wanted to make an appearance. I love it when these prayer cards show up- like paintings inside of paintings, and cups have long been an important symbol for me.
The Voice is a more recent painting. While birds in my work usually represent the Holy Spirit, this bright yellow canary speaks to me of singing one’s true voice into the world.
I often use lotus flowers and lotus pods to represent beauty and the sacred feminine. Padma is a smaller painting (I’m beginning to do more of this size) and the lotus pod here represents purity, divinity, and the growth that comes from allowing our roots to be in the mud while our souls soar.
How Things Appear features an element that’s also been showing up more and more for me. I think of them as “little spirit people” and they remind me that we are always supported - there is abundant support for us in spirit. We are always guided.
Another element that’s been appearing on my canvas quite a bit here at the end of the year is the orb shape over the third eye. From the start, I have used shapes and symbols to indicate the third eye and inner sight, but this circles seem to be a deeper representation somehow and call me in to the interior landscape.
If you find yourself in East Nashville during December, I hope you’ll stop into this beautiful, welcoming space, have a lunch or a delicious coffee, and check out the paintings.
You’ll find the Divine Art Cafe at 604 Gallatin Ave. #109 in Nashville (Backside, downstairs.) Hours are Tuesday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.