When a good friend suggested that she accompany her on
an Artista Creative painting safari, Joy Rome jumped at
the chance. Having a background in art, but no formal training,
Joy has always had a passion for color and form, but like
many women, she had to put creativity on hold while modern
life took charge. Deciding it was finally a good time to
free herself and explore, Joy attended an Artista Creative
intuitive abstract painting safari last fall.
By setting the muse free, Joy surprised even herself as
she created stunning, emotionally charged paintings. In
fact, a fellow classmate loved her piece "Inspiration" so
much, she bought it—an unexpected treat during the
adventure. Joy feels that women attending the class will
gain much more from their experience once they surrender
the subjective goal of "perfection" that so many
of us cling to and instead immerse themselves in their
personal creative process. On her very first day, Joy found
that the Artista experience quieted the noise both in her
and around her. She noticed she was able to again hear
just her heart voice, her artist voice. Not invested in
creating a masterpiece, nor in outcome, she was enabled
to loosen up and paint in a non-judging and nurturing environment.
Intuitive Abstract Paining ~
Counseling practice three
days a week; Artist four days
dramatic change in her life forced her to put her art career
on hold, so Joy worked to build her successful psychotherapy
practice. After much hard work and focus on her personal
goals, she's now able to work three days a week leaving
time to pursue her artistic passion.
art experience/life background?
I have a background in art, but no formal training. Self-taught,
I describe myself as a colorist by nature and have always
had a keen eye for color. My philosophy is that you don't
have to be formally trained to be a painter, you just have
to pay attention.
good friend Janice and I were looking to share time together
to celebrate our friendship. It was Janice who discovered
Artista and suggested we come on the abstract acrylic retreat.
Not caring about the outcome, just getting to paint with
no holds barred, had a profound affect on me and has certainly
brought forward the better painter in me.
Never having to clean a brush
or clean up a room, and having the time to devote to nothing
but painting! The whole experience really altered me. It
freed me up to take more chances, and I think my work has
improved greatly for it. The atmosphere of the Artista
classes made me feel that there are no mistakes, just the
experience. And that afforded me the opportunity to really
open myself up and move forward like I never had before.
Now that I don't care about the outcome, and just paint,
I'm a better painter. Artista was definitely a "yes you can" experience
that I would recommend to any woman willing to give herself
the time to explore her own creative aesthetic.
We look forward to enjoying creative time in the
studio with you!
Artista Creative Safaris for Women
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921