For Patrick, art is the ritual act of healing. Throughout this pandemic Patrick has turned to art for inner development and as a form of 'medicine' to sustain the health of his mind and body. In his vibrant works, he seeks to awaken the senses and encourage viewers to connect with their wild, natural selves. Patrick shares how solitude is vital for his art practise and how he is a detective on the hunt for aesthetic beauty and resonance.
Artist Ellen Claes explores the contradictions associated with control and questions the compulsiveness and unpredictability of how we experience fear with her expressive paintings. Ellen shares how she finds balancing control and surrender in her own life; from being a mother to two teenagers, to how she creates art. She shares how lockdown has affected her art process and some of the lessons that have shaped her work so far.
Brittany Metka lets her intuition and inner wisdom guide her with her colourful abstract paintings. She embraces the process and feels the colours as she paints; viewing any "accidental" marks made, as a moment of collaboration between herself and the painting. Abstract art allows Brittany to connect to herself and feel present. Brittany shares her creative process and art rituals with us, and talks about how she manages feelings of anxiety and moments of waiting and wanting.
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.
Gillian Brett is a UK based Figurative Sculptor who is fascinated by body language and the unspoken nature of human connection as she explores the relationship between isolation and connection. Gillian embraces the imperfections and happy accidents when she works; experimenting and repurposing materials such as paper, fabric and latex to work more sustainably.