Visionary Painting Intensive with Alex and Allyson Grey
I recently attended a Visionary Painting Intensive at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappingers Falls, lead by legendary teachers Alex and Allyson Grey.
The experience was mind blowing, from the wonderful instruction, the amazing meditations, wonderful food and staff--- I look forward to returning next year!
This year they selected 15 artists to come create for a week at C.O.S.M. Our assignment was to do a self portrait and an additional piece to work on. Everyday Alex and Allyson came by to give me tips, advice and answer any questions I might have.
I made sure I was sitting in the front of the class and frequently would have deep conversations about life, love and the world with Alex and Allyson. Not only were they art instructors but also life coaches. They were real and honest and down to earth. I am grateful for my time spent with these two art wizards.
Me getting started on my self portrait during the intensive.
The beginning of my healing journey. The left signifies my time in the military, my wings are made of immunization needles. Each hand is filled with a symbol of my mental/body/soul state. On the right is part of my healing journey. Each hand is filled with something that has helped me on my healing journey.
Me and Art legend, Alex Grey, July 2016.
My classmates and art studio
Me explaining my self portrait to the Intensive class during a presentation. We had to explain in our artwork; what worked, what didn't, what would I do differently next time and what percentage was this artwork complete? Then you get your artwork critiqued. Very humbling and educational experience!