Updated: Jun 10
(From; Painting from the Soul, Art Teachings)
If you have a vision you have the ability to create from memory, without reference.
This is the mark of the master; if you are painting oranges, you become the orange, you open up your senses to it, revealing its texture as you paint. If you are painting waves, you become the ocean, you feel the the rhythm of the ocean in your bones whether undulating or chaotic, whatever you conjure.
This is how you summons the capacity to create with confidence.
You are a living element of the earth and are synced to all living things in this realm.
Painting from the soul requires that we become one with this earth and the plethora of experiences it has to offer whilst maintaining the connection to Higher Self, Oversoul, God-within, Source Energy (or whatever you are most comfortable calling it.)
Divine visual messages are a blessing, not to be taken for granted.
Knowing how to implement your art tools to render your visions is the key to seamless creation.
We are Celestial Bodies with our own sun and moon that casts light
where we want it to shine.
In order to honor our humanity, and in defiance of Artificial Intelligence and external interference in our creative process, we delight in deviating from the rules in order to transfer our original and uniquely-stamped soul of expression to reveal the Sovereign Artist within.
Jane Evershed was born in the UK, grew up in South Africa and came to live in the US in Minneapolis, MN in 1984. In that same year she won the Minneapolis Metro Transit bus design award after which she launched a career marketing journals, books, large prints and notecards of her art which she marketed across the US and in many other countries for 25 years.
During this time she spoke at many universities and colleges, sharing her art and poetry, winning awards and various commissions. In 1994 Harper Collins published a book of her art and Poetry. In 2000 Jane transformed her home into a gallery and fundraising venue in Kenwood Minneapolis MN. USA.
In 2006, after her children had left home, Jane went to live in the woods of Wisconsin for 7 years where she continued to paint and evolve her style without the constraints of everyday life.
Upon her return to Minnesota in 2013 Jane began her Remembering the Divine Feminine series as a natural evolution from her earlier Power of Woman and other series that spoke to environmental degradation and the parallels of women’s rights (or lack thereof) worldwide. She also began teaching children’s art classes at Joan of Art Studio in Minneapolis.
In 2018 Evershed spent 3 months designing and painting the mural designs for Ubuntu headquarters in Mpumalanga South Africa for Michael Tellinger at Stone Circle Lodge.
Jane’s work is ultimately inspired by nature and our relationship to it. She observes the genius of the natural world and allows it to determine lines of life on the canvas that often evolve into otherworldly dimensions and states of consciousness not yet arrived at by our slow evolution. Examples of these would be LEAVING TIME, STEPS TO HIGHER DIMENSIONS and CHANTING DESTINY, to name a few of her latest works.
Jane Evershed: Statement:
“My artistic endeavor throws abstract art into the dustbin of pedagogic art history. Art is meant to reveal the higher self of humanity striving for the zenith of the aesthetic. What happened to that high notion? Did art become reduced to a means of laundering money in a world where the elite control the art market perhaps? Did art fall martyr to the digital gods? Oil painting, like stained glass windows should be a part of life, like growing a garden. These skills must not be lost to humankind. Our schools are remiss in teaching art in many ways for many reasons, I hope to help fill this void by sharing the basics of art in a simple way with children, teachers and heal those whose creativity has been frozen.”
Jane Evershed is on the faculty of the New Earth University, Living Arts.
Jane Evershed Art website; www.janeevershedart.com