“Art has a noble role in the evolution of humanity. It is no longer sufficient for the artist to express the darkness or to show that we are lost. It is time for all artists, and the artists we all are, to claim the far more difficult and heroic task of finding the light and showing the way. In ancient times the artists served as shamans and visionaries for the entire community, they created the sacred spaces of inspiration and revelation. It is time to rediscover this act of community and nourish its evolution.”
Dana Lynne Anderson
I came back to art in 1995 after a hiatus of 25 years. It was Susan Walsh’s Hero’s Journey process that got me started again. Painting without judgment from inside my consciousness was a whole new ballgame and one that took me off and running. I call my paintings “inner landscapes” – a challenge much more interesting to me than trying to capture what I see outside myself. That’s where the terrain of personal growth lies for me.
At some point I decided that I might as well share the process that started back then and has continued to this day in a variety of forms. Thus Living Out Loud. I trust there is richness in here for you too.
||Tom & I
Many of these paintings are for sale. High quality prints of some on glossy card stock are also available.