Flora combines 15 years of painting experience with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, bodywork therapy, work as an education director, and seminar leader to infuse her teaching and painting style with a deep connection to mind, body, and spirit. She is a graduate of the ‘Women’s Group Facilitator’ leadership training with Chameli Ardagh, founder of “Awakening Women Institute, and “Color of Woman” teacher training with Shiloh Sophia. Her empowerment studies include the “Feminine Power” intensive with Clare Zammit, as well a deep background in transformational development through ‘LifeSpring’ and the Tony Robbins Mastery series.
Flora’s art is in collections around the world, and been featured for Awakening Women Institute, Treesisters.org, and licensed by Blue Angel Publishing.
It’s no accident that many of us are finding our way home through the creative process. Art is a miraculous tool that gives us direct access to the feminine psyche. My approach to painting is the ‘Art of Allowing‘ because I have come to trust my Intuition implicitly, and navigate my life through the impulses of my heart.
Art is my spiritual practice. As I connect to deeper levels of intimacy with soul, my paintings spontaneously arise. I trust the process, and I am a guide for others.
Creating Beauty is a doorway to healing.
Serving Beauty through art is my life work.
Sharing the remembrance of Beauty with others is my Joy.
Painting is a perfect mirror that reflects us to ourselves and allows us to connect with our truth.
I am inspired by the triumphant human spirit. My art is dedicated to the path of the heart, and the vision of global peace.
I believe we go through cycles of death and rebirth within our soul, and I am guided by Intuitive Creativity as a spiritual tool for healing, on a personal and collective level. Art is an energy that requires freedom and movement to what is present. When we remain uncluttered and create space, beauty and peace have room to enter. Beauty is my muse, and she shows up to me through paint.
My art is a celebration of life with feminine imagery at the center of it all. ‘Woman’ is a universal symbol of life generation; I often use eggs to represent new life and possibility, and wings to inspire freedom and triumph. I like to paint the intimate moment when a woman has just encountered sacred insights, and she knows it; I think of each woman as a ‘blessing priestess’ who carries a specific healing. Transmitting deep wisdom, fierce determination, or devotional love, she is soft and feminine but always empowered by her own instincts and integrity.
I am fascinated by the space between the physical world and the mysterious spirit realm, and I describe this spacious quality of spirit in my art through soft, undefined places or the contemplative gaze of the woman. For me, Mystery is the source by which women are granted gifts of intuition, instinct, and wisdom. My art reflects a woman’s journey into the psyche to honor what is dying, to retrieve lost aspects she has abandoned, and to make room for the emergence of the divine force moving through her. It honors the courage required to create a new life based on new consciousness. It is the heroine’s journey.
The canvas captures a conversation of ‘soul talk’, speaking a language of its own. I listen intently to its messages, recording what I hear by layering color and shapes, producing transparent effects, and by allowing organic beauty to emerge. The image becomes a translation of symbolism and feminine portraiture embedded with healing messages.
Painting from this deep source of inspiration is available to everyone. I offer classes that teach women how to access the powerful realm of Intuition and Wisdom through my approach of “Allowing”. Leading transformational painting journeys is part of my Soul work in this world…My hope is that my art and teaching function as a mirror for other souls to recognize themselves, to heal and to find refuge, inspiration and empowerment for their own soul journey.