Thank you for visiting my website, it is an honor to share my work. Throughout the last 20 years of my life, I have found it that I live from a place of creativity. I have an endless supply of it, so it seems. In fact, the word Shakti besides meaning power, represents the female energy of creation. My artwork is my soul's expression. I have been told by a lot of people that my artwork looks like my soul is doing the painting. It feeds me everything, and I am completely connected to what I call source. Even as a healer (or a light worker) this is a place that resonates strongly within me.
I have been painting as early as the age of 5. I spent much of my childhood passing many hours of the day painting. It made me happy. It still nourishes me deeply and brings tremendous joy and inner peace. During my college years, I learned oils, charcoal, and pastels. I adore color and am not afraid to play with it in these forms. The possibilities are endless. I have found over and over, I will always turn to watercolor and oil pastels. These two mediums are, by far, my favorite, and I like to use them together if I feel moved to. Recently I have been introduced to mixed media and not surprisingly have fallen in love with it. Water color pencils are fairly new to me as well and have become a staple in my toy 'art' box.
I love eyes when they are done soulfully. I love flowers, I can never get enough. I love butterflies and feel a kinship with them. Living in the Pacific Northwest it is very easy to be inspired by nature. Even with the simplest and ordinary moments, which brings me to my photography. Because I love being intimate with nature I have found I can capture those 'treasures' we all want to find in life. I love seeing the world up close in it's tenderness and hidden stories. Nature is full of surprises and I have been lucky to capture many treasures. I love playing with light and I love finding the light where many people aren't looking. I like to capture it in ways that I see it. I think it's the same place that I love painting from.
I enjoy helping my children become connected and inspired with art as well. My 8 year old I call 'rainbow boy' because of his choice in colors. I am always filled with deep joy when I see him connect to the world of colors as I see it.
I am emerging and feel I have freed myself again to this form of self expression. I have many more images to come, and this is just the beginning. So please visit often to see what I have added as you never know if it's something that is calling you. When I am not painting I am busy with my family and writing, when my heart feels inspired to share something. You can follow me on my blog and find what I consider to be my heart 'voice'.
My images do NOT belong to the public domain and may not be used for any purpose without my permission. All artwork in this portfolio are copyrighted and owned by the artist, Shakti Chionis. All rights reserved.