Elizabeth Ault – Artist
MA, CPCC, PLSR, LBLSR, CMT
Elizabeth has always been thrilled by finding natural prizes at the beach or forest walks. Abalone shells, water polished rainforest tree seeds, story stones, and bones inspire me.. Found objects, semi-precious stones, textures and colors (to name a few) stimulate my creativity. My playful work is always spontaneously yet thoughtfully put together. As my mosaics unfold, each piece is a player in composing a magical puzzle. I enter the world of mazes geometry and mystery using mirrors and other unique things.
My art is about beauty and the journey of awakening. Shamanic leanings overflow inside my work. I am interested in lifting our spirits and allowing new perspectives to shine through. I love arranging things, playing in color, finding and fitting puzzles together.
My influences are from the cycles of the natural world. In-breath, out-breath. Light vs. dark. Contrast of form, shapes, textures, colors inspires a kind of dance… Each piece is en-souled by hours of my focused attention. I go into an enchanted realm in my mountain studio I call my SHE~CAVE where all kinds of personal artistic stories unfold.
My paintings take me on a journey. The unexpected often occurs. They sing with what I call 5th dimensional colors and mystical moods. Each stroke unfolds a story; flush with vibrancy and color. An enchantment unfolds as I step inside the painting’s soul. I usually use acrylic paint to express a range of emotions that move from enhanced glory in light to subtle hued clouds drifting and mystical Moon shadows. I hope to stimulate inner reflections and joy.
MANDALAS are a sacred tool for balancing our inner and outer directions and senses. They can be a catalyst for centering. Gazing into the single point of the center is a meditation called Tratack (a Sanskrit word for a single point gazing technique). These mandalas are also enjoyed as jewel medallions to bring joyful Fen Shui to any spot. I studied chakra painting with Hindu temple artist Harish Johari and that influence flows through me. I did Mandala painting with renowned Paul Heussenstamm as well. I have a degree in Studio Art from C.U. in Boulder Colorado 1975.