Soul Gardens; the art of Faith Nolton

‘My images, like icons, reflect a sacred world where all things are connected.’

My contact with Faith Nolton began after I stumbled across her paintings on the internet and felt an immediate connection. Looking at Faith’s images, I felt that she could show me new ways of exploring, and so I called her! I never do this, normally, but it was the beginning of what for me has been an extraordinary journey into the unknown.
I have always used clay to tell myself stories about what is going on in my head – and through the creative process I often discover what I really think or feel about something. I think art fills that function for many artists, I am certainly not unique in this. But in Faith I sensed that her explorations were focused and her images spoke to me about journeys to other realms of reality, places I could recognize. I wanted to venture further into this, and Faith has shown me how to go about it.

Faith’s paintings often describe what she encounters during her Shamanic journeys; “When I first discovered shamanism over 30 years ago”, she writes, ”I found simple ways of exploring life that are deeply loving and personally enriching. This perception had already been with me on an intuitive level through my painting and poetry.Shamanism is an ancient natural relationship with life, in which all things are related, and connected – a web of energy that is affected by our actions, thoughts, emotions and intentions.
It is not a ‘religion’, but enables one to live
in a larger waveband of sacred experience and understanding, with the guidance and loving support of personal spirit helpers.”

Faith offers a ‘creative consultancy’ service which includes guidance on meditational/dream imagery, art technique and development for individuals and small groups in her studio near Cardigan in Wales. Or you could do what I did – call her! Due to the dreaded spammers, I won’t give her phone number here, but follow the links to her website and you’ll find all the contact details there.
She is also busy writing and illustrating a book on making sacred art which will be published during 2012.

If you like any of Faith’s images, you are welcome  to download them from her website


About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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