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Watercolor, Gold leaf & gold webbing on paper. Framed side (15" x 16" x 1") Image size (7.5" x 8.5")
Victoria on, "Lightness of Being," This beautiful being was created out of spontaneity and grace. Let me explain: the first step of my evocative process of painting involves spraying 300lb watercolor paper with acid free gold webbing spray. As the webbing falls in an uncontrolled fashion into the pristine white paper, it gives the sense of the creative fabric of life and interconnectivity of all things. I had planned a much larger work, but when this little Being popped into view, I knew that she was the gift in this process of letting go. Thus, here she is, barely enhanced to show off her whimsical nature. I love her lightness, grace, balance, femininity, and poise. As I feel her presence, I sense the effortless nature of life lived in the flow of the present moment. When I accept the spontaneous gifts of Spirit even the tiny ones (letting go of my egoic desires or preconceived plans), often beauty and freedom, arise as sister gifts, perhaps offered by the wee companion just above her. When I let myself feel Spirit's gifts as personally created for me out of the Divine's love for me, my heart just naturally fills with the deepest gratitude and I am alive with a real sense of magic and awe of life.
Victoria Coulter MD began painting during a five-year retreat from the world to quiet the mind, expand her horizons and allow her deeper self to inform me through its language of symbols. Each painting has felt like a gift which teaches Victoria on a very deep level. As she spends time with the paintings, she finds their messages being fleshed out in dreamtime and in the way she view herself and the world, somehow becoming embodied within her consciousness and life experience. Coulter’s hope is that in sharing these images, others will enjoy them and find that they speak with a language beyond words that may awaken aspects previously undiscovered. Viewed with an open curiosity to find the hidden images within light and shadow, one may discover a new and fresh experience of seeing the world from an unaccustomed perspective.
Victoria Coulter’s paintings arise from a spontaneous process of playing with the materials. When the paint dries, she begins an evocative exploration of ‘seeing’ what wants to be enhanced and working to bring out the images that show themselves. She attempts to let spirit lead and let go of wanting to be in control.
As a finishing touch, she hand embellishes each painting with gold leaf. In the framing process, the paintings are floated behind museum quality anti-reflective, UV blocking glass to insure visualization of the finest details. Victoria Coulter, MD is a retired physician and surgeon offering body energy work, sacred ceremony and fine art in Sedona, Arizona.
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