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Intuitive Art






Definition of intuitive

1a known or perceived by intuition directly apprehended had an intuitive awareness of his sister's feelings

b knowable by intuition intuitive truths

c based on or agreeing with intuition; intuitive responses; makes intuitive sense

d readily learned or understood; software with an intuitive interface

2knowing or perceiving by intuition

3possessing or given to intuition or insight; an intuitive mind

*Definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary


"An intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." Albert Einstein


"Intuitive art is a process of creating art using an inner awareness that is heart centered and does not rely on analysis or head based questions." Cheryle Bannon - Intuitive Artist


It was not until I started using the intuitive process in my art that I started feeling like an artist. It's difficult to describe the feeling of freedom and rightness that comes from listening to my intuition while creating. When using the intuitive process to create my art I know there is no wrong way, any idea that comes to me is the right idea at that time. I paint in many layers and over a period of days, which means my intuitive ideas change with the color of paint, the way I choose to apply the paint and the day/time I'm painting. At a certain point in the process a word or feeling comes to me and that usually ends up being the theme of the piece and it evolves into a completed art piece. Intuitive painting/creating is a very open, therapeutic, meditative and healing for me.  I have worked through many challenges while creating and answers have always come to me. I have forgiven, grown, transformed and been reborn through this creative process.  Each piece is very special to me and I hope one or two speak to you and you find comfort and joy when adding one of my pieces to your art collection.