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.
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.
In Sophia Pauley's bright, textural paintings, she takes inspiration from the urban environment; with shapes and lines stemming from architectural environments associated with water. Combined with her experience of moving through these spaces, she creates a sense of flow in her work. With the use of bright tones and different textures and mediums, Sophia hopes to energise viewers by the sense of movement within the works.
Kira Behnert channels her positive outlook on life into her art; contrasting powerful, bright colours with subdued tones to reflect her respect for nature and the opportunities life's challenges bring. Inspired by her travels to the Middle East, Southern Europe and sunny California, Kira's work is driven by emotions; she continues to ‘write chapters’ until she feels the story is told. Her art intends to radiate this positivity in people's homes.