I love watercolors because of the fluidity, freshness, the texture of the paper, the flowiness, and ability to go so much deeper into emotions. My paintings tend to be all about emotions and their path to heightened intuition.
My art is about wisdom and inner knowing from the heart and soul of the women I paint. I want to encourage women to stand for what they believe in, who they are meant to BE in the world and bring forth their wisdom and wildness that the world needs now.
Recently I began painting waterfalls and plan to do a watercolor version of my acrylic painting "Wise Woman of Rainbow Falls." She lives in the Big Island and while I was there I saw hundreds of women's spirit images in old trees. These spirits called to me and asked to be painted and that was the beginning of my most recent work.
When I was 26 I began my first business selling my pottery at the Saturday Market and did that for eight years. At the same time I set up and ran the first pottery program at the newly built Amazon Community Center in Eugene in 1973.
I had majored in fine arts at Ohio State University, and graduated with a BFA in ceramics as well as an MFA in ceramics and filmmaking in 1970. I loved clay and I found my spiritual self during those years of creating pottery, clay sculpture and putting my hands into Mother earth.
One dreary winter I began painting on clay with bright colored glazes and discovered that I naturally wanted to paint women, the soul of women, emotions, deep, feelings, and true feminine connection to self. I've also painted tiles, plates, and bowls with all kinds of colorful designs.
I lived in New Zealand for 12 years and in a community where we had many women's circles on the beach. I was really able to see the depth of both pain and love in women's faces, especially their eyes. My paintings also reflect that time in my life.
Canvas and paint started calling me after I returned to America and my time with acrylic painting coincided with writing my book “Wiser and Wilder.” My first painting is the cover of my book which was published in 2013.
Embrace both your Wisdom and Wildness
Wake up to who you are, and
Walk your own soulful path
- Kaya Singer