I am so thrilled to have been invited into an international art exhibition curated by M.A.D.S. Milano Art Gallery in Milan Italy. The exhibition is titled “Love My Body” and here is the critical review of my work in the catalogue for the exhibition as reviewed by Art Curator Alessia Perone: “The artist Kathy Stanley … Continue reading New Art Exhibition: ‘Love My Body’ in Milan, Italy and Virtual
It's the thing I have loved the most about my painting practice: the surprises that show up on the canvas. Since my art is intuitive and based in a process painting type methodology, I may start off with an idea but usually more of an emotion that I am invoking on the canvas... I allow … Continue reading As seen in House and Garden…
Earth is speaking to us and more and more people are awakening each day to her messages. The evidence of a whole new earth culture rising is visible in all the efforts towards sustainability and righting our relationship with nature. At the same time, dire messages out there about ecological collapse cause despair and a … Continue reading Nature + Art = Joy + Resilience
All month the painting speaks to me, teaches me what it is to surrender. Surrender to what the body wants, needs, craves, demands. You cannot rush the body. Surrender... (Read more by clicking on title)
It began as a wish and a prayer: to do some healing around the relationships between mothers and daughters and women in general. I started the painting on the solar eclipse of July 2nd to add some astrological juice to the intention ...
Why do I love working with the Wild Woman Archetype? Because connecting with this archetype is so powerful. She is the archetype that bridges the cosmic creative force of the universe and the planetary creative force of the earth. She helps us to take the energies of heaven and earth, embody it in our wombs, … Continue reading A Wild Woman Sacred Art Workshop
When I was in graduate school I had the great good fortune to study with Shiloh Sophia, renowned visionary artist and founder of Intentional Creativity®. Shiloh's classes were my introduction to painting the feminine essence, art as a sacred practice and the world of Intentional Creativity.
I didn't set out to paint her ... she wasn't on my mind at all when I began this painting. However I had intended to connect with some ancestral wisdom regarding a story I'm writing set in my birthplace of Jamaica.
A year ago I made a commitment to just show up each morning and paint before anything else. Why did I do that? It was an act of surrender. Surrender to the realization that painting, more than anything else I did, moved my energy and gave me a sense of freedom and joy. Painting teaches … Continue reading The Inner Critic Wants Something
13 years ago today I moved to the United States and began a new life. I feel an inner awareness now of a new cycle opening, another turn taking place...