“Art is my meditation, tantra, healer and confidante”
Trance-prayer and talking to the Fae were a normal part of Katia’s early life. Raised by pagan ancestors who worked within the Catholic missions, she read tarot by age 14 and soon joined covens, mystery schools and the Victoria Spiritualist union. Being both European and Australian, she spent her 20’s living between Scotland, Australia, India, Thailand, Germany and England, working as a social worker or tarot reader to fund her training with Spiritualist National Union, the Dalai Llama, Rishikesh ashrams, Wiccan witchcraft, Golden Dawn Ceremonial Magick, Chaos Magick, Munivara ashram and various Ayahuasca Shamanic communities.
Always a visionary, but never an artist, Katia was prescribed art therapy to restore neural pathways after a traumatic, near-death accident. She supplemented this with Ayahuasca shamanism and started to record her philosophies through paintings.
“The journey of art began as meditation and re-integration for a wounded mind and body…. but I soon fell in love the disciplines of devotional painting.”
Painting helped her relax and focus. At first, she illustrated deities for altarpieces, then, discovered the power of symbols and colour as visual prayers. Entering a light trance, she often channels or scries to explore, observe and navigate altered states of reality.
“Nearly dying is a strange gift… it showed me how precious each breath of life is. I’m devoting this second chance to charting transcendental states with beauty, because bhakti yoga is a great way to spend my days.
Ultimately, I hope my art will invite others to explore their own relationship to Divinity.”
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