Art By Shalley

Using Art to Heal

Commissioned Works


            The Call of the River Otter

(For larger image  and to read about the process of painting The Call of the River Otter click here)

                     



Spirit Flight

(For larger image and to read the dream on which Spirit Flight is based, clickhere.



 

 
                            Untitled

(For larger image and to read about the process of painting this painting, click here)
 
Lady Gaga

(To view a larger image of Lady Gaga and to read about how this painting came to be, clear here.)


                      Inner Strength

(For larger image and to read about the process of painting "Inner Strength" click here)



                      White TIger

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Anaconda

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Dragonfly Medicine Woman

(To view a larger image of Dragonfly Medicine Woman and to read about how this painting came to be, click here.)

I do paintings on commission. If you have a totem or power animal, a dream image or other image or theme that you would like to honor with a painting, you may contact me with your inquiry and/or information by clicking on Contact Me.

The process I use for doing a commissioned work goes something like this:   I take the information provided by the client and carry it around with me, meditate on it. If a particular animal or other image is desired, I then study hundreds of images (in the case above, of black stallions and river otter). I read the folklore, the symbolic meanings, the shamanic medicine of the animal. I do shamanic journeys in which I contact the animal, seeing if it has a message for the client and invite the animal into the process. I then place all this around me, meditate and begin the painting process. Per the dream's instruction that started my painting (see home page), I choose colors (suggested by the client) and paint a background. I then let emerge what I see in the background as it is influenced by my intention to honor the client's material, my own research and study, my meditations and shamanic journeys. The above paintings are were painted with this process. To read about the process in detail select the appropriate image above.

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