Artist's Statement: Dawn Richerson
My Story + Your Story: Threads of Connection
"Each new painting is an invitation to the dance of your life. I hope these soul stories in paint connect you to your essential story of life."
DAWN RICHERSON is a self-taught artist inspired by the grace that rises up to meet us on the way. Dawn's paintings explore the soul of place and dreams of a new world. Her work is an invitation to the dance of your life. Allow each painting to awaken you to new possibilities and patterns of potential born from all that is alive in you. Dance with your soul's mystery. Get lost in the beauty. Listen to the call of your wild soul. Above all else, begin and begin again.
I'll meet you on the way,
4 Pillars of Purpose in My Art & Soul Life
ART AS INVITATION TO LIFE. My paintings invite you to connect to your essential story of life. By exploring inner and outer landscapes, from the territory of my soul and the soul of place, I as the artist connect to the movement of Spirit through life. I accept the invitation into life and seek to move with it. But the story is only complete when you enter into a sacred conversation with your heart and soul and into the dance of your life as you engage with my paintings, which are variations on the theme of life.
What is the opening to a sacred conversation you see within this painting? What is your soul whispering to you in this moment?
ART AS RECONNECTION TO WHAT MATTERS MOST. Those who have purchased artwork tell me my paintings offer a daily reconnection to wholeness and activate recreation. Collectors experience a renewed sense of connection to life and the life more abundant. My greatest joy in life is simply in being on the way and my intention is to convey this in each and every painting. I want to invite YOU to experience the wonder as life rises up to meet you on your way.
How does each painting and soul story reconnect you to the life within you? How does it help bring you into harmony with what is most true in the life around you?
ART AS TOUCHING BEAUTY. For most of life, I have been terrified to create, mostly because everything was so beautiful and extraordinary. So many stories lived inside of me. Everything seemed a reconnection to those larger-than-life stories and I just didn't know what to do with them. And then there was how overwhelmed I was by the sheer wonder of life and the breathtaking beauty in the simplest of moments. So often, we move through life disconnected from what matters most. I hope my paintings help connect you to who you are and who you came to be and help you live a soul-inspired life a little more each and every day.
How will you dare to touch beauty today? Can you allow the terror to be a path back to life, to your essential truth and the beauty of who you are?
ART AS CELEBRATION OF WONDER AND MYSTERY. I am most delighted when those who engage with my paintings allow them to be a touchstone that reconnects them with the wonder and mystery of life. My heart's desire is that my art leads you toward the full reclamation and radiant realization of who you are and who we are together. Each day, look for wonder. Celebrate life and the revelation of a mystery. Notice how life is working in your favor today and every day.
What do you see? What does your soul remember? What new experience of radiant expansion is life inviting you to right now?
Enjoy the selected artworks on this website, treasures from our collective story and an offering to connect you back to your particular play of light, your essential story of life, and your unique and grace-filled revolution of love.