Julianna Poldi

What I call Presence In Painting requires intense focus the kind that takes us out of our heads and into our hearts. Creative magic happens when you aren’t looking for it. You come prepared, open, willing, daring and receptive. Creativity takes courage as it always tells the truth about where we are on our journey - in that moment of time through creation.

The flow, a rhythm, and performance is all part of the creative act. Once the substrate is prepared - through layers of paint and mark making - I approach each canvas as a new adventure within this journey.

Poldi holds a MFA degree in Arts and Consciousness from the School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley CA with an emphasis on studio arts and painting.

“Painting calls for skill of hand in order to discover things not seen, that hide themselves under the shadow of natural objects, and to fix them with the hand, presenting to plain sight what does not actually exist.” (Leonardo da Vinci)

“Painting means gaining control without impeding the creative process.” (Don Farrell)

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” (Paul Gauguin)

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