What are Soul Portraits?
Soul Portraits are a unique form of intuitive portraiture. Clients come sit for me (or I work from a photo). One significant distinction in my work is that during their sitting, I do not interview my clients and prefer to know very little about them. I let the work speak for itself.
After their sitting, I go through a meditative process to receive intuitive images that are often surreal. I trust completely that the unique images revealed are meant specifically for each client. I tell people that I am just 'delivering the mail.' I also tell them that what comes through won't be what they expect.
So far, all of my clients have resonated with the images revealed and I have found them to have a very personal and potentially profound response to their portraits. I've witnessed tears, laughter and hours of remarkable in-depth interpretation and I am deeply moved by their personal stories.
I have found that the common thread to these portraits is that they help people remember who they are and encourages them to step into it.
Why get a soul portrait?
This is not your run-of-the-mill portrait. It is truly a unique and highly personal experience. As a window into your interior essence, it is fascinating to see what image will present itself to you, and for you. And it's a wonderful validation of something bigger than ourselves. All you need to do is be curious and open to learning something more about yourself. And your Soul Portrait will be an invaluable heirloom that can be enjoyed by your family for generations to come.
Queen of Hearts
"I hoped I would be bald in the painting."
I love the story about this intriguing portrait, Queen of Hearts. Please note that I do not interview my clients prior to receiving their imagery.
When my client came to see her painting she said "I really hoped I would be bald in the painting. I have shaved my head twice and loved it. That is my husband coming out of my head. He refuses to not be seen. We met and married a year later at burning man, which explains the desert. He's the jester reminding me as the queen that love is all that matters".
There are 16 heart pins around her collar and her daughter was turning sixteen the week she came to see the painting. She loved her portrait and so did her husband. So much so, that they commissioned a painting of him for his 50th birthday.
She said, "I'm amazed at how every time I look at my portrait there is new information for me. At the same time it reminds me of what I already know and sometimes forget - important things which are pivotal and beneficial to my understanding of myself."
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I do the same process with pets! They too have amazing souls and stories. See examples of Pet Soul Portraits in the pet gallery.
I have found that this process works for deceased people and pets, provided I have a very good reference photo to work from.