Heather McFarlin | Artist | Mill Valley | Art Jobs

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I am passionate about and have a background in the study of Intuitive and Taoist arts that are rooted in harnessing the power of the subtle body, emotions, and intuition. My Abstract paintings are born from this place of awareness, wonder, inquiry, and opening up to something much bigger than myself. Like the Surrealist painters of the Modernist movement – Salvador Dali and Mark Rothko, I engage in a process similar to what they termed ‘automatic drawing.’ That is, I often approach the canvas with no purpose or plan of what will come about, but allow for a question, situation, feeling, or theme to act as the inspiration, and simply see what unfolds. This process acts as a structure for me to have a dialogue with, or understand, what is going on underneath the surface by accessing the intuitive and subconscious mind, thereby, giving form to the formless. From here, the composition emerges.