Phillip V. Battaglia
|The Artist Colony is dedicated to my Father, Phillip V. Battaglia who was a Soulful Individual, Deep Thinker, Fine Artist, Screenplay Writer & U.S. Diplomat. He has touched many lives along his journey and his Spirit Lives with us today. He passed away April 20, 2011 to paint the Heavens.
grown up with the smell of oil paint, surrounded by my father's Art
Exhibitions and the beautific
Artistry of old Europe, its Gardens and Architecture, has always provided inspiration
in my life. I managed an Art Gallery for several years in South Florida and
decided to support the inspiring work of Artists near and far. To
exhibit your work on my site please contact me. Come Walk the Path of Beauty through Art!!!
Works On Paper
using Crayons de Couleur
Communing with Nature 12x18
4- Dreaming Telestai 11x14
1- Imagination Key to Creation
of Creation 8x10
Dreaming Infinity 11x14
6- Entheogenic Journey 11x14
7- Pollination~ Wings of Infinity 11x14
Art~ Why Beauty Matters
BY RAMPAL ~ The Tantric Spiritual Art of NADEAN O'BRIEN
Visit Mandalas By Rampal
was born a creative child, but showed little
interest in drawing or painting. My parents who met at an
art gallery sustained hope that I would follow in the footsteps
of my talented aunt, noted for her lovely landscapes. However,
I had other worlds to explore before discovering the beautiful
and sensuous meditative art of Asia and Tibet, as well as
the work of Carl Jung, the eminent Swiss psychologist and
artist, who introduced the "personal mandala" to
the western world. Here was art with power, passion and purpose,
the art of self-realization and enlightenment, an art form
that caught my imagination and gave my life focus!
I picked up my brush and began to paint, I became caught
in my own transformation as artist and healer. I expressed
this metamorphosis on canvas through Tantric symbolism
the sacred union of our inner masculine (method) and feminine
(wisdom) principles. The mystical "yab yum" (literally
father mother) is often mistaken to represent human
but instead graphically portrays
the inner wholeness or balance we must first achieve
to realize our highest human potential. This message is most
relevant today. I love both painting and explaining the meaning
of my mandalas to receptive audiences.
Nadean at email@example.com or Telephone:
a painting To Visit Lena Luckey's website
Zen Warrior (left)
OIL & ACRYLIC
PAINTINGS By Norma Wirtz
on this planet in 1963. Since I could hold a pencil in my
hand drawing the beauty of the world has been one of my
favourite past times. At first drawing was more entertainment
that later became an obsession. But, like all good kids
in Germany I went to school and later learned a profession.
I became a public servant/office holder, which did not take
long to see that it was not for me. After a long journey
through a maze of different professions I landed a job with
a financial magazine and stayed with the company for a decade.
No matter where I have been in my professional journey drawing
has always accompanied me.
January 2001, I met Ralph who brought me to my path, passion
and obsession. His father was a painter of landscapes in
the Old Dutch way and to my sorrow he died two years later.
This lovely man left a studio full of oil colours, canvases
and paintbrushes. His studio was the desire of every painter’s
heart and dream, which was my first contact with oil colours
and the beginning of my obsession. Three months later I
was diagnosed with Multiple Scleroses. I felt this was a
signal to change my life’s direction. I decided to
leave the financial magazine to step into my true vocation
as a painter, a self-taught painter.
themes are the beauty of nature and mind. I am inspired every
time I walk through the forest over the grassland and fields
near my house. The beauty in the refraction of light upon
substance makes me speechless and I see that spirit is present
in all things. Sometimes when I read a book the magic of fantasy
fills me with awe. All the while images are appearing in my
mind that burn me to paint.
The idea of Healing Paintings was borne in a church during
a mass in sacred song. The song contained the words “a
cathedral of green.” It was then that an imagery of
big beautiful beech trees came to me with rays of golden evening
light shimmering through their leaves. It was the light rays
that struck the meaning of healing for me.
and colours are healing powers given to us as a gift from
spirit. My returning of the gift from spirit is through my
paintings that I hope will inspire people to open their eyes
to the healing beauty around and near them. As healing power
is conveyed in the human psyche through the power of fantasy
and imagination, my paintings may be used as symbolic gestures
in meditation, relaxation and inspiration.