My art is strongly influenced by a long-term study and teaching of meditation.  Before painting, I meditate in front of the canvas and immerse myself in the HERE and NOW and the energy field around me.  In the state of awareness of energy, the state of No-Thinking, I wait for the impulse to paint. 

When that moment arrives, my hand and brush move unpremeditated and the strokes capture the energy on canvas. In spirit, I follow in the tradition of Zen calligraphers and painters who empty their minds to open up to a larger or higher mindless awareness that exceeds the level of ego or self.

On a personal note, my journey started in the Netherlands with careers in law and project management.  I moved to Texas about 10 years ago for love.  Throughout my life, I have enjoyed art, drawing, painting and sculpture. We now live near Austin, in Dripping Springs with five rescue dogs, three rescue cats, two rescue donkeys and an apiary.

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About zen meditation and creating art work

 

After years of practice, Romy has found that gently taming and suggesting shape yields the most elegant results. Even when she started small with wallets back in 1987, she always matched her meticulousness with curiosity. Travelling around the globe, she has studied various techniques and designs that have helped her cultivate a singular yet international style. Today, she has a few apprentices of her own and spends most of her time crafting with them in her Montréal studio. She still makes time to learn new techniques and exhibits at tradeshows all around the world.

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