LOCAL ARTHiske Tas Bain - Tony Lawrence
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I was born in the Hague, Holland and went to Art school in Holland,
England, and France, traveled and studied Art throughout Europe,
USA, Asia and Australia, where I settled with my 2 daughters in 1971
First in Surfers paradise where I owned an Art Gallery, and then I moved to Mullumbimby where we built a bush studio in the Hills of NSW.
I had 15 one woman shows here and overseas and over 20 mixed shows, my work has been collected, commissioned and awarded.
I only paint positive paintings, the reason is:
Because I think that life is a dream and that we dream up our own lives experiences.
I prefer to dream and create a positive ritual to invoke a better healing world for all of us and to grow spiritually.
It is a reflection of my life long interest in Shamanism, which is a healing art and possesses a potent power to awaken positive elements in people and the environment.
Creativity is one of the most important aspects of Shamanism, as is ritual and visualization, thus through the beneficial effects of colour, symbolism, magic and nature signs, I create powerful healing paintings.
The concept of healing through art is a exiting adjunct to the ideals of contemporary art, as it enhances and takes the work to another
dimension. I have been fortunate to have been involved as a Initiate in the societies of the Australian Aboriginals, American Indian and Hawaiian Kahuna Shamanism of Polynesia and have worked as a teacher and healer all over the world.