A blurb on what inspired me to create my artworks and aura painting

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Goth City Festival 2017 - Aura Painting!

It is with my great pleasure to announce my participation to this year's Goth City Festivals in Leeds, UK! I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this delight of true Gothness.

The festival is a wonderful series of events scattered across the city organised by Goth City Promotions, ranging from concerts, artist stalls, poetry reading, ghost storytelling, talks and so for.
Profits go to charity so if you are locally based, please do not hesitate to check this out, it is for a good cause! The festival will take place in Leeds from 5 to 22 October 2017.

As for previous events, I will be selling prints as well as doing aura painting sketches on the day. For info on the event I will be part of please check the following link:

Hope to see you there.
Come one, come all to my little stall !!

Esoteric entrepreneur: the shop is now open!!!

As many might have already noticed, there is now a SHOP section in my blog (see tab above) where it is possible to find links to my new online shop for buying prints and postcards, as well as hand-embellished in acrylics prints. I am really excited about this new entrepreneur adventure, first time ever I am actually managing sales myself. Exciting times ahead.

I am always happy to talk about price options, size and material via email or social media.

Please get in touch directly to order bespoke aura painting

To purchase hand-embellished prints, prints and postcards:

Monday, 4 September 2017

Black Rose Weekend - The event

It was an absolutely pleasure to participate once again to the Black Rose Ball in York!

This year the Black Rose events spanned over several days, with a spellbinding concert in an historical building, an evening of gala at the masquerade ball, the bazaar during day time, and even a post-ball concert at a local music venue (not officially linked but still...). The event as a whole was a mesmerizing feast for the eyes and something to keep anyone entertained for the whole weekend. Judging from the range of people that attended, it is clear that the Black Rose has now become really well established in the local community with also a number of people travelling from quite far to participate.

Trading at the Black Rose Bazaar was simply amazing: not only I could sell prints and do aura painting, but it was a great opportunity to talk about my art with so many people. I really enjoyed the whole experience as a whole and it was a lot of fun!

My stall at the bazaar:

A selection of aura painting sketch portraits
done on the day:

Furthermore, the Bazaar plan positioned my stall exactly next to the tarot cards reader and medium Ray Bokor, so we two had our own little esoteric corner!! Ray is a very friendly chap, so in return for the chat and the company during the day, I did his aura portrait.

As in previous years, one of my hand-embellished prints was donated for the Ball tombola, since profits for that go to charity. I took a photo of the lucky winner (which was - by chance?? - one of the members of the committee!)

I would like to take this opportunity to express
my sincere gratitude to the Black Rose
for allowing me to be part of their wonderful event.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Black Rose Ball Weekend - York

As for some time now, this year too I will be participating to the Black Rose Ball Weekend. I am feeling sheepish at sharing the event poster since I am on it (modelling is definitely not my forte but I feel deeply humbled by the opportunity given to me to participate to this endeavor!!).

Really exciting, in this year event not only I will have an artwork out for grab for the event Tombola like in previous years, but I will also be one of the traders at the Black Rose Bazaar on Saturday 2 Sept 2017 10am-2pm, De Grey Room, York (UK)!! You will find me there selling prints, postcards, a selection of hand-embellished prints retouched in acrylics, and I will be doing some aura painting sketches on the day.

Long overdue it was really good fun designing new promo material, banner and leaflet, that explains what I do and what type of art and workshops I offer.

Below is a selection of the material that will be available for purchase at the Bazaar. Among the prints, it was really hard to choose which one to retouch, so I went for a selection that hopefully better showcases my work, ranging from Gothic style trees to more esoteric energy-inspired work. The hand-embellished prints are retouched in gold and silver acrylics and then coated with a sparkling effect, which is rather striking when hit by the light. 

Hand-embellished prints:

This is the hand-embellished print that I have created for the charity event Tombola. It is really big in size and super sparkly. If you attend the Ball, and if you are a lucky winner, it can be yours for as little as £1!

Hand-embellished print
for the Black Rose Ball Tombola:

Looking forward to be part of this event!
Come one, come all to the Ball!!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Aura painting updates: The never-ending spiral stairscase

After a very very long break which feels like a lifespan of waiting on my end, I am finally back in front of my canvas and ready to update my blog.

The piece I am writing about in this blog entry was actually created and successfully delivered to its owner several months ago, but sadly I did not have the opportunity to create any entry about it until now.  I have to see this piece was particularly challenging for me: not only because of its intricacy but also because it is always difficult to be commissioned a piece by someone you know well...However at the same time is truly rewarding to see that someone that knows you well admires your work and what you do and is happy to commission a bespoke piece!

This painting is inspired by a very dynamic and never resting energy, which I draw as an intricate labyrinth of very curvy staircases with no end and no beginning, almost like clouds connected by bridges.  The piece is finished with a super glossy coat and it is particularly sparkling, more than my normal style: I used lot of gold and glitter to enhance the daydreaming feeling, which I was trying to convey in my paining.

For the very first time it would be too difficult to find in internet an image exactly similar to the perception that I had in mine. I saw the commissioner's energy as a very intricate pattern to represent and as a result, I almost used up all the canvas space instead of leaving some empty towards the edges like I normally like to do! The spiral effect is also enhanced by the fact I thought to draw several layer of spirals with the hope to increase the 3D effect and depth and represent most accurately what I felt.
Below is a simple image from a spiral staircase (this is from Vatican City) which depicts best the type of vibes that came to my mind.

The best feeling was to see the happy face of the commissioner upon receiving the piece (so much so the person ended up buying other pieces from my collection!!!): so nice to see a satisfied customer!

Cathy - The never-ending spiral staircase