Hello! I'm Shifra Wylder. Thanks for taking the time to check out my website. Here's a little info about me.
When I was in elementary school, my favorite time of day was when I was allowed to draw and paint in art class. As I got older, this love never faded and eventually I went to college in my hometown of Boston to study art.
At the time I was more interested in music than art. Attending 4 concerts a week hardly allowed time to complete homework. I finished out the year of college then moved to California to model.
Eventually I found my way back to art and worked as a production artist in advertising for 15 years.
Following a family tragedy, I decided to go back to college, got a degree in Psychology and became an addictions counselor and coach.
Many years later I burned out and adrenal fatigue set in. I had no choice but to rest and heal. During the healing process I discovered while helping many others, I'd lost myself.
Driving home one day feeling exhausted, I was listening to Lauren Daigle's song "My Revival" I had an epiphany. My weary soul was sick, tired and needed a revival.
I began taking art classes, attending workshops and was creatively inspired. My soul slowly started to heal and revive. Out of that sacred space, Soul Revival Art materialized.
I am currently creating intuitive, abstract art. I'm a recovering perfectionist and need to get out of my head and into the flow, not following rules or judging what is created. This is where I find creating art to be the most freeing.
I'm experimenting with different techniques and mediums such as, acrylics, gouache, markers, pastels and collage. Each idea manifests in its own individual abstract style.
I also include some of my photography in the photo gallery as part of the creative art process.
I'm inspired by nature, travel, cultural experiences, spirituality, other artist's work and the creative arts in all forms.
When I create abstract art, I am consciously and subconsciously releasing emotions. I try to stay grounded in my heart and responsive to my soul.
Every painting is a new adventure for me. It becomes its own little journey. Sometimes I feel excitement to start working on a new piece, other times trepidation. I experience healing and a sense of wholeness when I'm painting.
By having embraced my own healing process, I'm motivated through my workshops to assist and inspire you in your process or help you discover what you need to express authentically, through creating your own art.
We're all on this remarkable journey together. Let's buckle up and enjoy the ride!
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