Size: 18"W x 24"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
"To See Clearly You Have To Go Out Of Your Mind."
This painting, created in 2011 marks the birth of my painter alter ego, Blythe Starlight. Blythe means joy in Old English, and this painting depicts the emergence of true joy in my life.
The main character is being choked by etiquette - what society expects from her. The scissors represent the self-inflicted pain of the internal critic cutting into her over and over again. The main figure is distorted, childish, and feels somewhat incomplete. In the background of the painting the constant dribble of brain garbage that seems to run on a loop inside her head. But, despite all this her true self (the smaller figure inside) is able to get out of her head and see the world clearly. She sees the beauty and perfectness in everything, including herself. I was listening to the audio version of Martha Beck's book "Steering by Starlight" and this painting emerged as I listened, without the intention of the deep message, I thought I was just playing... but sometimes the deepest messages about ourselves come from that place of playing.
About the actual painting: This piece was created on canvas, is wired and ready to hang. One of the most magical features of this painting is that it lights up. You can turn the lights on and off and replace the batteries for hours and hours of glowing enjoyment. This piece has been sold as a limited edition print for over 5 years and many people have made an intimate connection with "The Stargazer." This is the first time I have offered the original to sell online.
Therese is an Artist as well as a Psychic Channel/ Medium, Actress, and Sparkle Goddess. She specializes in Intuitive Art and uses many mediums to achieve her results including plaster, watercolor, acrylic and ink to name a few favorites. After living for over 11 years in Brooklyn, NY Therese has returned to her native home of the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids, and two cats where she finds daily inspiration and beauty in her coastal town. When she's not painting (which is rare) she is doing intuitive work with others to help them stand in their full potential and create a life they love at Spirit4Success.com. Therese received her BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts and studied Mixed Media at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. To see my process and learn about what I'm working on sign up for my mailing list and we can keep in touch: