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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Judy Schavrien, Walnut Creek, California
Member Since October 2008
Artist Statement I am a mystic and a pragmatist; so my visual works range from paintings in which light takes birth from a pregnant darkness to activist photos of street people and peace summits. As an artist, I was featured on Imagekind during the Christmas holidays; in a cover article for On The Issues, an international journal; and I also received a nomination for Oakland (CA) Artist of the Year. When I paint portraits I like to imagine that my decades giving psychotherapy join forces with the years in the studio. The faces must speak. At an exhibit, the greatest compliment I received was this: "You remind me that I have a soul."

As to the mysticism, I studied and practised Dzogchen, a kind of Tibetan Zen, with Sogyal Rinpoche, the laughing lama. It stood me in good stead when I was shot in a mugging. The bullet imploded my cheek; worse, it left my personality in shards. The need to heal impelled me to do what I had been postponing--walk this astonishing planet before I one day leave it. Mother planet brought me back to this life. I hope She has good things in store for you as well!


Product No 5278451
Subjects 3D Art, Abstract, Architectural Elements, Architecture, Artists, Classical, Color, Figurative, Figure, Music, People, Quartet
Style Contemporary
Tags Judy, Schavrien, blue, charcoal, contemporary, eyes, face, figure, large, male, music, pastel, soul