A series of dreams and conversations of deeper meaning.

Yet I am confident that I will see the Lord's goodness while I am in the land of the living.  Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous.  Psalms 27:13-14

Wonder grabbed me at a young age.

Recognizing beauty and its contrast.

Life and relationship centers around this.

With the gift of observation, and intuition,

I believe.


Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and the assurance about what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1

When I was a girl I had a horse, her name was Vida, which means life in spanish.
She had plenty of it!  She was strong and beautiful.

We grew up together.

She knew everything about me and I knew everything about her.
We lived on the edge of a forest that seemed to go on forever.  I almost never
saw another person.  Vida and I would roam the forest.

There were no limits.


Flying With Horses, a dream I had when I was 14.  Flying through the sky with a loved one and horses.  It was a dream of supreme happiness.

Free with no limits.

I didn’t realize it then, but my view on life was so different.

This was and is by design!


Your Dreams are a gift,
never lose sight of them.


 

The struggle as an artist is very real.

It requires a constant looking,

Always asking,

A courage that is unwavering,

and a boldness to look at the gravity of our existence as humans.

 

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth Genesis 1:1


So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.   Genesis 1:27


The the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath life into the man’s
nostrils, and the man became a living person.  Genesis 2:7


In the beginning was the Word; and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of man.  John 1:1-4


Relationship, creating, life


This I know about myself:

I am good with color, and seeing shapes in space,
Pattern, texture, and movement,

Pull it forward, push it back,

Laying a line,

Feeling, and emotion.

I see these things working together, interacting with each other, forming relationship, a story.


This is why I love art:

It is a truthful expression of life.

Sometimes it’s beautiful
and sometimes it’s ugly.

The ugly is just as important as the beautiful.

The longer you look at something the more you relate to it. 

We all have ugly in our life, it’s just not as easy to look at. 

If given space and time, the looking will rise a conversation inside you, a chance to behold.

A conversation that will take you deeper.


This I also know about myself:

I am a free spirit,

Creativity longs to be unearthed within me,

I express...

sometimes excepted, sometimes not.

When showing an image to others, I’m inviting them into a personal conversation. A conversation of why and where I’m trying to go with the image. Sometimes it’s working out of sadness, a death, or new life.

It’s risky.   


Black line quickly draws your attention
Pull it forward
The use of space
Be aware, where you lie in space
Questions you ask yourself when looking
Be faithful to work the whole surface
Shapes and patterns
The repeated movement
Push it back
Just start
Know the colors of life
The freedom of movement
One color next to another
Complementing

Within the mess is great beauty


I realized that my true artist statement was my identity.

I am a daughter of God.

All my artistic expression stems from this.

He is my identity.

Wonder and awe have led me to His love.


My imagery reflects the search for truth in life. WITH CHRIST AS MY IDENTITY. My journey lies in sharing the juxtaposition of conflict and beauty that is ever present.  Nature, people, and color are what inspire me most. In them I see shapes, patterns, and light. They are catalysts for relationship. Each day is a gift and my approach to art is with discovery. Practice like you are the first person to discover an idea. Share it and have fun! My goal as an artist is to help the viewer
engage with art and point them to their own journey of discovery. Paul Klee said, ”...Learn to look past the surface and get to the root of things.” I am forever a student of juxtaposition and discovery.

Share the wonder and awe that can be experienced through art.


Then the dreams came, bringing clarity. And I started painting what I saw in my
dreams.


This is the story of discovering identity. All you need is a soft heart, a sense
of wonder and awe.

 

We all have a journey

 

Let's get going!
 

For those with a clear heart and mind, there is an abundance
 

Walk With Me
I started this picture as a horse image, I wanted to show movement. Horses are part of my wonder and awe experience in life. I have always felt a deep connection to them.  As I was painting I felt that this horse was me. 

As I paint I am freely moving around the surface playing with color and texture, pulling shapes out.
The green I put in is my love of nature, then it seemed right to put in the yellow.
Walking in His light.
One night I vividly saw a quiver of arrows. I am God’s warrior striking the ground to see His glory revealed.
move around

Oceans
A dream of standing looking over a great and vast ocean. The water is turbulent and volcanoes are coming up out of the water and erupting. I’m not alone. My Father is with me. I’m frightened by what I see and I want to leave. My Father is not my earth father but my Father in Heaven. He is with me and gives me courage and peace, and we stand and look together.


Three Arm God
A dream of You Lord, holding all things together. Feet that are strong enough to hold the cast darkness beneath them. We are made in His image.


Reins
Control. There are two ways to ride a horse. One is forceful, the other working with thehorse, feeling the movement, working together. My hands are open. I choose to feel the movement and move as one.


Colorful Coat
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A dream of a Man that owns a pizza shop. The shop is closed. I am there, and His
family is there. He keeps giving me gifts and showing me His valuable possessions.  He wants to be close and touch. He feeds us. He wants me to hold His colorful coat.


We are eternal beings

Peace,

TALIA LOUISE