As a visual artist, I work in several forms of media to capture the essence, inspiration and message of spirit. These primarily include drawing, painting, and woodburning.
When working on paper, I primarily use graphite (and occasionally some charcoal) to render portraits. For most of the sketch renderings of spirit, I use 5.5″ x 8.5″, unless I know the final piece is going to be graphite, in which case I start with 9″ x 12″ paper. Here are some examples of graphite drawings.
In addition to graphite, I occasionally work in pen and ink. These tend to be for evidential pieces and gesture drawings.
When drawing auragraphs, I like to use soft pastels and color pencils. I like to use a smooth grain paper for these, as opposed to paper specifically for pastels. Auragraphs are done on 9″ x 12″ paper, with the exception of those completed during special events, like psychic fairs. Here are some examples of auragraphs.
I also work in acrylic paints to produce spirit and angel paintings. I also work in acrylics to produce abstract pieces inspired by spirit to affect the energy in a particular way, such as to invite prosperity, peace or healing. (I call these my conjure paintings.) Here are some examples of spirit portraits in acrylic (8″ x 10″ stretched canvas). (I’ll post pictures of conjure paintings soon!)
I’ve also done some representations of spirits and deities in pastels and mixed media with watercolor on papers designed for those specific media. Here are a couple of examples that are 9″ x 12″.
Sigils (visual representations of intention to aid in manifestion of intent), Talismans (crafted objects made to aid in the manifestation of intent) and Seals (symbolic ‘spirit signatures’ used to summon a particular spirit) hold a special place in my heart. In addition to conjure paintings, I also woodburn sigils and seals to create personalized talismans, as well as create manifestation mandalas. Here are a few examples.