The Rhythm and Energy of My Paintings

My paintings have a life of their own and creating them has been a dialogue with an expanded part of myself— as in a dance or puzzle which unfolds before me.

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Returning to painting six years ago took me completely by surprise. Even though I had a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, painted in Paris for seven years and opened an art gallery in LA, my life had taken an unexpected turn that led me full speed into another area of expression. This would translate into an inner and outer spiritual journey that took me around the world. While I thought that I had put my art practice behind me, I now understand that my forty years of journeying were years of impressions that would eventually be transformed into expressions.

Then, in 2012, visuals started to appear in my consciousness which propelled me into a life of painting, once again. It wasn’t long before the creative process became front and center in my life and continues to be a tremendously joyful, revealing and healing experience.

My paintings are about energy and the field it creates. Rhythms are formed through the juxtaposition of colors and a sense of movement that transmits vibration and light. People have found this touches into many dimensions. My paintings have a life of their own and creating them has been a dialogue with an expanded part of myself— as in a dance or puzzle which unfolds before me.

In Paris, I painted and did drawings in pencil that represented my exploration of inner worlds, forms and spaces. Forty years later, I started painting again and what emerged were four triptychs, such as Cheops and Saqqara, each united by the idea of “the energy of three.” Many individual paintings would follow, along with other series, including In the Beginning and Spatial Engagements and Beyond.

The play of light, color and movement in the columns, spirals and other forms of light energizes me. It has been fascinating to hear people’s comments after experiencing the paintings in person. The paintings have been described as “portals,” “chords of music vibrating sound,” “transporting,” and “healing.”

Please enjoy having your own experience. 

Lavender Mist, acrylic on canvas 72 in x 36 in 2018 

The Royal Road, acrylic on canvas 72 in x 36 in 2016 

Time Warp, acrylic on canvas 72 in x 48 in 2017 

Strumming the Chord, acrylic on canvas 72 in x 36 in 2016 

Blue Spiral, acrylic on canvas 60 in x 48 in 2013 

Then There Was….. (1), acrylic on canvas 48 in x 48 in 2016 

Then There Was….. (2), acrylic on canvas 36 in x 36 in 2016 

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Timothea Stewart’s Selected Works at Robert Graham Studio (5856 W Adams Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232): August 18th, 5-8pm and August 21st-August 26th, 1-4pm

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