I love experiencing and tapping into that dreamy, magical energy found in movement and sound, color and light, living and dreaming and immersing myself in all of it! When I am painting, or I am visioning or creating anything really, I get to play with that magic and have fun with it and dance with it and then share that energy with the world.
Shera Summer - My Bio
"Come meet with me and dance with me and share in this moment that is real and alive!" ~ Shera Summer
Shera Summer is an emerging abstract expressionist artist whose artwork is born of her drive to experience, create and share the magic found in connecting with movement, adventure, nature, the arts, each other and the sea. Shera believes in “Romancing life” and “having fun with it”. It is these qualities, along with her unique life path, that fill all of her creative endeavors.
Shera works intuitively and sees a blank canvas as a playground where she is free to “court the unknown” with a sense of curiosity and abandon.Her resulting artwork can be all at once uplifting, soothing, immersive and engaging.
It is Shera's playful spirit that calls to us... Inviting us all to join her on her magical journey of exploration and new discoveries. "What's around the next corner? I don't know. Let's find out together!"
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- More about Me... as an artist and beyond -
One of my fovorite Quotes
"I am everywhere, infusing everything. To find me, become absorbed in intense experience. Go all the way. Be drenched in the energies of life. Enter the world beyond separation." - The Radiance Sutras
Some of the things that inspire me... the beauty found in nature, the play and dance of color, shadow and light, being out in the world exploring and traveling, meeting new people and experiencing the magic of life. I love storms, inner fire, movement and passion filled moments. The feeling of freedom, adventure and experiencing something new and the transcendence in being consumed. Oh and music. Music drives me, fills me, moves me. Often you will find me dancing and singing in my studio while I create. Oh, and immersion... I am definitely an immersion person... I love being completely immersed in a moment, a song, a feeling, a witnessing, a dance or a connection. Without these things I truly believe that I could not live.
Growing up art and creativity was an essential part of life for me... it is something that I was born with... a way of interacting with this world that is inescapable and present in all that I am and do. A childhood friend once told me that I have an "Artist's Heart". I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I believe that it is true.
My process?... Painting is a journey for me, filled with mystery, unfolding, transformation and wonder that always leaves me drawn onward into the moments that lie just ahead. I begin, immersed in natural sounds, music and color surrounded by the fullness of life. Then, through movement, intuition and "listening" for what is wanting to be revealed, the birthing begins. During an intuitive process of moving layers of paint and medium I allow color and the forms that appear and disappear to lead me onward, never knowing where one road will end and another will begin. The experience of watching the mystery unfold in this way is like dancing a beautiful free form pas de deux, where the next movement is born into a moment that has no steps until the next note is heard.