My first job was as an air-brush artist. Since then I have studied different types of art. These include watercolours, acrylic painting, Chinese brush painting, charcoal drawing and others.
I have used alternative therapies during the past 30 years to help myself and others open up to finding more joy and a new passion in life. As a trained art therapist and facilitator this provides insight and self-knowledge for myself and others.
My own studio work is my ‘addiction’ in life. Creative, intuitive art is fun, joyful and therapeutic. My love of art is not only for the colours, but also the beauty it creates. I respond to the world around me intuitively, visually, and in a way that brings nature to me, as well as from me. My paintings speak to me as I paint them and I am often surprised at what happens on the canvas or the watercolour paper. Consequently I love teaching small groups of students wanting to have a passion for intuitive art.
For years I yearned to bring the divine within me out into my paintings and I now realise the divine is within everything beautiful. Art can be one of the beautiful things in the world. By using sound, ritual, meditation and then paint, an exciting process happens. We can create intuitive art that is flowing and moving from the unconscious part of us. It comes from deep within our souls, the divine within.
Rumi the 16th century poet wrote “There is a voice within that doesn’t use words. Listen”.
Yoga and meditation enhance my art in many ways. They help to calm my soul, allowing peace, joy, and intuition to rise up. I teach Yoga and Meditation because I love the peace and stillness it brings to both myself and others.
My passion in life is to have internal fulfillment and help others create a new energy within, find their sacredness and joy, while nurturing themselves in daily life. My purpose in life is to bring the divine within, out. By combining art, ritual, sound, Yoga and Meditation, intuition and soul guidance this leads to a successful creative process .
I share my love of art offering Intuitive Art, Yoga, and Meditation sessions, workshops, and retreats in Queensland, Australia as well as in Ubud, Bali. While teaching Art and Yoga in Redland Bay, Queensland, Australia.
“Art is everywhere, and everywhere is art.”
Galleries featuring Maia’s artwork: