Painting has been a central part of my identity as a human being from early childhood on. I was a serious Art student until the late 1970’s when I decided to pursue a long term career as a Clinical Psychologist. After practicing Psychology for many years, I gradually began to understand that the Artistic side of my personality needed to re-emerge for me to feel fully authentic and engaged in my own life. I slowly began to re-discover my love for Painting starting in 2006 at the age of 50. I have always had a passion to explore the role of creative self-expression in healing the mind and spirit. I started providing Creative Healing Workshops back in 1994 to selected groups of all ages as part of my Psychology Practice. In 2015, I became a Certified Creativity Coach in order to make my Creativity Workshops more accessible to the general public and to change their focus from therapy to self growth and creative and spiritual renewal.
I am comfortable working with a large array of painting mediums including oils, acrylics and watercolors. Most of my recent paintings have been watercolors as I developed sensitivities to some of the chemicals in oils and acrylics. I am highly attuned to color in my surroundings, and this is the aspect of painting that I find most stimulating and enjoyable.
It is when I am painting that I feel the most emotionally, psychologically and spiritually connected to ‘my Authentic Self’. I regularly visualize images that feel healing to me when I meditate. I try to use my paintings to communicate these images to others, in hopes that they too. might find them healing on some level. I would say that my ‘deepest’ reason for painting at this stage of my life, is to create a sense of emotional, physical and spiritual well being for both myself and others’.
I have been showing and selling my original oils, acrylics and watercolors since the fall of 2013 when I sold my first painting ever at a charity auction to raise money for a local mental health organization. In the past three years I have been juried into a number local art shows, and have recently become a member of Triangle Visual Artists, a local coop and Virtual Art Gallery that shows widely throughout the triangle and it’s surrounding counties.
If you are interested in purchasing any of my paintings or participating in one of my creativity workshops or retreats, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just call me at 919-918-1014. Framed prints of sold paintings are available for purchase through Fine Art America under Artist Name ‘Steevie Parks’. Go to www.fineartamerica.com to purchase prints, pillows, mugs, handbags, etc. of any of my abstract paintings!
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I look forward to hearing from you soon!
With sincere thanks for your time,
Steevie Jane Parks