Artist: Louise Gale
Found on page: 137
Title of Art: Sunset Meditation Mandala
Materials: Acrylic paint, watercolor, spray paint, pressed hibiscus flowers
Tell us about your mandala practice.
Mandala making has become a beautiful creative practice for me and has enabled me to grow and explore many themes and materials as a mixed media artist. I love the intuitive flow when creating motifs and designs inside these little sacred circles and creating multi-layered mixed media mandalas bring me so much joy. Creating a mandala has become a form of meditation for me, which enables me to calm my mind, slow my breathing and sink more deeply into the creative zone. I love the calm contemplation of growing a mandala from the center to see a beautiful design emerge and creating many different types of mandala artwork in a variety of themes. The biggest inspiration for me is the connection to the natural world. Mandalas are all around us and I continue to explore the fascinating macrocosm and microcosm of our universe to discover an endless supply of mandala inspiration at every turn.
Louise is a British mixed media artist, passionate about color, nature and mandala making. She paints and runs online workshops from her Spanish art studio overlooking the sea. With a fascination of nature, sacred geometry and patterns in our universe, Louise loves to explore creative possibilities within the sacred circle – from mandalas in nature and intuitive doodles, to large mixed media mandala masterpieces. Find Louise online at: www.louisegale.com
Louise just published a book titled, “Mandala for the Inspired Artist: Working with paint, paper, and texture to create expressive mandala art.“
Photo credit: Navyblur
“The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art” by Kathryn Costa is available from North Light Books.
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