Interview with Artist: Izabel Raa (LarkGallery)
Interview with Artist: Izabel Raa (LarkGallery) / 2021-04-26
What are your trends in painting?
The main trends in my creations are: Paintings of Night and Light; Space, Cosmos, Other Dimensions; Angels, Archangels, Ascended Masters; Spirits of Gaia, Animal Spirit Totems; Places of Power on Earth; Paintings for Meditation, Inspiration, Healing and Harmonization; Energy Portraits; Color Therapy.
How did you start painting?
Once my close friend said that he would like to learn how to paint. And one day I wanted to fulfill his dream. I ordered a kit for a beginning artist, there was everything: brushes, paints of all kinds, even pastels and pencils, an art album, a small easel, etc. My friend was very happy and decided to take the matter seriously: he additionally ordered professional canvases, high-quality oil paints, brushes and online training from one professional artist. I looked at my friend, how he paints, and I really wanted to try to paint with him …
Finally, it happened that my friend stopped painting after about a few months (although he created very good paintings!), but I continued, and I have been painting… for many years. 🙂
What is the most inspiring painting created by you?
It is difficult for me to single out any one painting. They all inspire me in one way or another. Some paintings (on small canvases) I even carry around the world with me and then arrange it in hotel rooms and other places where I stay, setting up a mini-gallery for myself, inspiring myself with images and colors, as well as settings for certain places and states of mind. One of the paintings, “Arcturus Rose”, or “Arcturian Corridor” traveled with me through many countries, and in Cambodia it was even damaged by mice, and I had to repair it after. 🙂
Basically, the paintings that inspire me most are cosmic, with the settings of the Higher Worlds, as well as my animal and bird totems and paintings-portals to my favorite Places of Power.
What is a special, memorable place on Earth for you? What is a place where you want to come back?
The place where my heart felt at home is India, specifically the northern part of GOA state. I love to travel and have visited many countries of the world, but I have never felt that feeling before when I just stepped off the plane to the land of India for the first time in this life. It was a feeling that I came Home… This place is very special for me and I want to come back there again and again.
What is your Mission?
Through my paintings, I wish to help others to experience an essential spiritual awakening and find integrity and inner harmony, to hear the heart at much deeper levels and recall the Song of the Soul. I would like to help individuals to establish the connection between oneself and the soul of our planet, Gaia, and with the plant and animal kingdoms, as well as outer space, galaxies and stellar systems. With my art, I would like to provide the environment and settings for work with certain states of mind and energies, worlds and creatures, to help transform negative patterns, find inner balance and confidence in oneself, and to develop greater intuition and human consciousness. My aim is to awaken, inspire, harmonize, and fill hearts with joy and a sense of beauty and the sublime.
What do you value most in people?
Honesty, openness, sincerity, integrity, when words do not diverge from deeds, strong inner core, the power of the Spirit, the ability to see what is hidden and invisible to the eye, having the magical thinking and at the same time standing firmly on the ground (when spiritual and material are inseparable from each other), the balance of male and female energies, clarity of thinking, kind heart, love for our planet and for the animal and plant world.
What famous people inspire you?
I have one favorite contemporary artist, Robert Wyland. He is an American artist and conservationist best known for his more than 100 Whaling Walls, large outdoor murals featuring images of life-size whales and other sea life. He also paints canvas paintings, makes sculptures, etc.
He is very kind, a man of heart and has dedicated his life to bring with his creations to people the beauty of the oceans and their inhabitants and to draw the attention to the fact that animals and oceans need to be protected from pollution. He also has the Wyland Foundation, that is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s ocean, waterways, and marine life.
He is an example of the fact that, firstly, an artist can be a very successful person, and secondly, that one can achieve global success by doing eco-friendly things and acting according to the heart, and not out of a desire to make a profit.
Do you always create with inspiration?
I can’t create anything without inspiration :). However, sometimes it happens that I use creativity as art therapy. For example, being in a negative state of my mind, I set the intention to transform it into constructive and positive state and start painting… As a result, my state of mind completely changes from negative to positive. I often summon archangels and the Light forces to help in this process. In this case, we can say that inspiration comes from the intention and willingness to create no matter what.
What are the most interesting stories associated with the creation of paintings?
Many spirits of animals and birds communicated with me, conveying various messages, and then I decided to capture them on canvases.
Once, I was meditating in a very beautiful place in the mountains in California (I call it Eldorado). I was trying to find a solution to a problem that occupied my mind at that time when suddenly I noticed a flying hawk. He was flying above me in circles… And it was like a lightning stroke! At once, I found a solution to my problem, and felt unprecedented clarity and confidence. The Hawk helped me to tune in with positive intention, clarity and strong determination. After this, I painted a life-size painting of my new friend-Hawk.
Once, a hummingbird communicated with me telepathically. Once, a family of deer in the mountains.
An interesting quantum interweaving also happened, for example, when I created the painting “Window-Portal to New Opportunities” , and then I found out that one of my close friends was meditating on a “window” into new auspicious opportunities for her family and humanity, but she told nobody about it. And when she saw my published painting on Instagram, she told me everything… I was impressed…
There are also frequent occurrences when I receive information through meditation, including information about the near future. For example, once in meditation, Avalokiteshvara (a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas) came to me, then I painted a painting with him, and then, a few days later, I received the Buddhist initiation of Avalokiteshvara…
What do you like to paint the most?
Rather, most of all I like to be in the flow, when the Power and Creativity goes through me when I do not think about what color to take or what line to draw, when the process of creation seems to go on by itself, when my Higher Self manifests itself through my hands and eyes. At the same time, images and forms can come in different ways, from landscapes and flowers to space and energy paintings.
What is your favorite thing on the planet?
I rather love the planet itself and its ecosystem. I feel the soul of Gaia and its inhabitants: animals, birds and plants. I dream of seeing a world where humanity and all who inhabit this planet live in complete symbiosis, peace and harmony. I dream of seeing eco-friendly technologies and humanity living according to the Heart and the plans of the Soul. I want to see a happy humanity and a happy planet.
What message would you like to convey to other people through your creativity?
Live with your heart, feel. Choose the best, the more joyful, leave your dramas. You are being helped, you are not alone. Love yourself, the planet and each other. Everything is and will be fine!!! 🙂