For Italian Artist Antonella Prasse, her emotive paintings are an extension of herself. Through combining her love for poetry and painting, she breathes life into each of her canvases; exchanging energies so they can tell their own stories. Antonella works intuitively to find balance in her art, acting as a metaphor to how we as humans seek to achieve balance in our everyday lives. She shares her creative process and some of her biggest learnings.
Artist and Yoga Teacher Kate Hiley opens up about how yoga has impacted on her life and how it proceeds to influence her creative process. As you will discover, yoga is more than movement; it is a way of being. It shows up in the lighter moments and in the dark ones; it provides a healing tool, teaching us to lean into pain and discomfort in order to grow and be present. Some could say, it is the ideal companion to creativity, encouraging artists of all kinds to trust the process.
In Hannah Buchanan's landscape paintings, she explores the ever-changing nature of the environment. Hannah seeks to portray the tranquility of a landscape with the absence of human interference to highlight our role within climate change; encouraging the viewer to think about their responsibility in keeping the climate stable. Her work explores Biocentrism, the idea that everything and everyone holds equal importance on the earth. Hannah shares some of the biggest lessons that have shaped her practise.
Rachel Camilleri works intuitively to capture the emotions felt in everyday life. She takes inspiration from what is around her, from music and street art to the architecture found in her home town of Manchester. She plays with the emotional qualities of colour, applying paint freely, with each movement dictating her next step. Art is Rachel's form of therapy, helping her to release and process emotion.
Mexico-based Artist Sonia Amelia Saldaña sets out to capture the 'non-perfect' condition of a rose. The moment a rose starts to mature symbolises how beauty goes far beyond perfection; it is in the flaws and in the ageing process where a rose reaches true vitality and power. In her large-scale paintings, Sonia evokes an overwhelming feeling in an "avalanche of beauty”. Sonia shares her creative process with us; the concepts and inspirations behind her pieces; and how she feels when she creates art.