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

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Bodycraft festival 2018 - Aura painting at the event

It was my great pleasure to be one of the artists and traders part of this year's Bodycraft festival 2018 (in Cleethorpes, a previously unknown to me seaside town that actually was a jewel to discover!).
First of all, before being invited to participate I have to confess that I was not really familiar with the whole concept of body painting so finding myself surrounded by so many talented artists that paint bodies instead of canvas was simply an extraordinary and inspiring experience.
The funniest bit was thought that, upon arrival, I was asked if I was one of the models instead of the traders, which fact I found really flattering (this despite me and modelling not being a thing)!!

At the festival not only I managed to sell a number of prints but the concept of esoteric art and aura painting seemed to catch somehow a lot of interest among participants and traders, so much so I ended up doing a lot of little aura portraits. Fortunately my friend Mark assisted me for the whole length of the festival, dealing with all the setting up and sale side, so I was able to concentrate on the painting, a total dream! What I liked the most was the opportunity to chat with all the people that had their aura sketch done and talk about the concept of reading people's energies and perception of auras. Below are some photos I took at the event:

During the lunch break I also did the aura sketch of my assistant, a proper mathematician's soul.

And...cherry on the cake, after receiving my aura painting one of the customers twitted it about. It was really touching to read such a kind message.

Furthermore before we left, we were blessed with the opportunity to watch the final catwalk with all the painted models showing off the work of the talented body-panting artists, there for the competition. A true work of art and a celebration of the human body (Leonardo and Michelangelo would be proud!). Here are some of the photos I took of the catwalk.

Totally looking forward to go back next year!

Saturday, 27 January 2018

New aura painting adventures: Bodycraft Festival and Dark Days Alternative Market 2018

It is with my great pleasure that I can now announce officially my forthcoming participation in the following events where I will be trading and doing aura painting on the day:

1. First off is:

 10 March 2018 BodyCraft Festival 2018
The craft of body painting is absolutely ravishing and a feast for the eyes, so I am looking forward to participate and be involved. Who knows, I might even attempt painting people's aura on their body!
This is their event page www.facebook.com/events/211979189349543

2. The second event is really dear to me since it is part of the Goth Weekend in Whitby! Seriously, it can't get any more Goth than this....

 28 April 2018 Dark Days: Alternative Market  

This is organised by Absinthe Promotions and on the very same day there will also be the Absinthe Goth Festival following the market, so if you can swing by to get your aura painting done or buy some prints before going to the gig!

Hull Horror Film Festival 2018 - The event

With a very lengthily and unforgivable delay, I am finally back updating my blog with all the recent art adventures and forthcoming projects. First of all, participating to the Hull Horror Film festival 2017 was an absolute gem. Still feel privileged for having had the opportunity to be involved in such an amazing event!!!
I totally enjoying trading among zombies, fairies, horror films characters and a variety of other traders and very talented artists. The costumes were ace and the all atmosphere absolutely incredible. Here is only a selection of all the incredibly masks and costumed I took during the day. 

Furthermore, this  was also the first time I had officially an assistant helping me selling prints and with the logistics (humble thanks to my friend Mark who came to help me!)
I am absolutely looking forward to participate to the same event next year!

These are some of the wonderful people participating. They simply came dressed as such. Just breathtakingly awesome.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Goth City Festival - The event

Super happy to update my blog by talking about the wonderful events organised in Leeds by the Goth City Promotions crew. First and foremost I would like to express my gratitude to Joel Heyes  for all of his hard work in putting the event together, gathering so many volunteers and basically making Leeds the true capital of Goth! And of course, also, for being so kind to invite me to trade at the event (no words can really describe how thankful I am!!).

Goth band Gothzilla playing a set during one of the Goth City events.

Overall the was an amazing afternoon, and I also had an assistant (thank you Julie!!) to help me manning the stand whilst drinking a copious amount of tea and eating cakes.

At the event I also met one of the representatives of PAFRAS the charity organisation to which the Goth City festival donates profits (such a nobble gesture). I was really touched to see this image being twittered the day after, and discover that their office's wall is now covered with my prints! Please have a look at the charity page, they are supporting a really good cause and do a lot of good work.

Thank you again Goth City Promotions!!

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.