“I love my painting. It glows.”
Art to me is first and foremost an excavation of voice that starts with a question.
The canvas is the space within which the conversation takes place. As such, I respect it as sacred territory making space for story.
I come to it in the spirit of relationship asking for an exchange to take place, a deep conversation in which all the parts of me connect and collaborate to speak soul.
In that respect, my approach is dialogic and intuitive. As I create, I strive to inhabit a space of receptivity and responsiveness.
Painting to me is a celebration of life below the surface and a deliberate cultivation of awareness. As such, it is an ever-evolving iterative process, stoking the fire of original expression. One canvas at a time, I seek to walk my own Via Sophia, the path of inquiry and wisdom that leads me closer to myself & my own understanding of consciousness in the now.
I first came to painting shortly after moving to the United States from France, my country of origin. On my self-taught journey as an artist, I discovered Shiloh Sophia McCloud’s work and found a home in her teachings on Intentional Creativity®, the method she developed with her teacher Sue Hoya Sellars.
In this heARTfelt space of co-creation, my hope as an artist is to participate in the great unfolding that we call life, one seed of becoming at a time. I sincerely hope that, as you witness my work, more questions arise so that we may keep interrogating and creating together, supporting each other on our paths as soulful storytellers.
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“I love my painting. It glows.”
“The class was a fun, relaxing journey of self-discovery. It was like a guided meditation, interspersed with practical instruction in painting technique. It was a truly unique experience, unlike anything I have ever done. Sophie is a patient, encouraging teacher. I highly recommend this class experience to anyone, no matter their level of art expertise.”
“Knowing only a little bit about intuitive painting, I wanted to know more about the process; as I knew it was more about that than making a “perfect” painting. What I didn’t know was how much the process would take me deeper into my heart and emotions. When I look at the painting now, I feel a deeper connection to it. Painting this way also made me feel less judgmental about the piece and frankly, myself.”
“Sophie magically opened within me an inner freedom I was never able to tap into on my own.”
I had a great experience at Painted Love last night with Sophie! I really enjoyed the steps that were taken to get us to our final masterpieces! Painting is so fun, calming and simply relaxing! I will definitely be returning for another session!
“Thank you for expanding our ways of seeing things beyond the images we see 🍀☘️”
“The retreat with Sophie and our intimate group was really wonderful for me. Throughout the day I so enjoyed the process & also the finished painting I created by the end. Sophie is a wonderful & gifted teacher. I felt very pleased and happy when I left!”
“Initially I was scared about painting the blank canvas. Sophie led us through a wonderful process of discovery, layering, and play that resulted in creating very personal (and beautiful) expressions that were fun, inspiring, and satisfying.”
“Your warm, approachable style creates a welcoming space, and encourages me to get out of my head and tap into my feelings. [The class] helped me connect with and accept the growth I’ve achieved. It also gave me hope and courage to keep traveling the path to wholeness.”
“I did not know what to expect from the class as my expression is typically via writing. I was surprised as I started to paint that I could connect with inner feelings. I was able to express my struggles and reflect on the message my art gave me. I first judged my work in a negative light and then saw that what came out was a message of peace. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is struggling on their life’s path.”
“Sophie gently opens the door for us to explore what so many of us are longing for, and that is the time to reconnect with our true selves.”