Esoteric Art is a term that I started using in 2006 to describe the Artwork that I create.
Esoteric simply means from within. Everything that I create comes from somewhere deep inside of me whether it is an image I see in meditation or something half remembered from a dream and even if I use photographs or other images to help me create these things or bring them into the physical world, it is always a process of creating an expression of something that has manifested from liminal consciousness.
“Liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning “a threshold”) is a psychological, neurological, or metaphysical subjective, conscious state of being on the “threshold” of or between two different existential planes” (Wikipedia)
It wasn’t until I was introduced to Reiki and studied healing that my creativity burst open with a force that is still emanating today. I studied Art after leaving School in 1992 only for about a year and a half. I found the classroom stifling and couldn’t concentrate in the enclosed environment that was the “Art Department” After leaving the Art and Design HND halfway through I had a difficult time finding a niche and concentrated on Music, Photography and writing then went on to study a Media Degree at the University of Cumbria and in 2004 I started to paint again in ernest. When I went for my Reiki Masters Atunement in Wales in 2004 that was when my real life journey started. I spent years after that doing one to one healing sessions with Clients and incorporating Tarot reading, Aromatherapy, Crystals and any other alternative methods that I found useful and which worked for my Clients to help them to restore balance in their life.
The Soulscapes Tarot set of paintings was a long process of inner and outer work that took place over three and a half years. Once the system was complete I self published a deck of cards which I use today when reading for people and for pathworking in our Spiritual Development Circles. I’ve been reading, studying, using the Tarot for Spiritual development for 22 years now and have incorporated it into my life in such a way that I live and breathe it as an integral part of my work.
Some of my Original Paintings are available in the store and some can be ordered as prints. The Deck is on its second printing after having sold copies all over the world. Creating the deck and the process was an amazing journey and now the works that come out are the things that begin as ideas that brew in my imagination based on myths, legends, stories, characters I have resonated with, deities and whatever other fantastical creatures want to come to life on the canvas.
See some of the Esoteric Art Collection Online.