Welcome to Sarah Oliver Art
…a sanctuary of creative expression and spiritual awakening through the medium of painting.
I understand that creativity is a divine outlet that allows us to share our stories with the world. Through painting, crafting, and writing, we tap into our deep desire to express ourselves authentically and connect with others on a profound level. We embrace the beautiful and sometimes messy process of creation, as it helps us reconcile with our past and discover our inherent potential.
I invite you to embark on a remarkable painting experience, where we combine creativity with spiritual exploration. As your Creative Arts Coach, I am here to guide you in embracing your unique story and weaving it together in a bold and beautiful way. Through this process, you will gain confidence, learn to trust your instincts, and connect with your intuitive feelings.
My unique approach combines art principles with spiritual narratives, culminating in the transformative 4-cycle process called “Creativity ReConExMe” (Retreat, Connect, Explore, Metamorphose). These cycles are intricately designed to explore the parallels and patterns in life, helping you identify obstacles and embark on a path of healing and creative breakthrough.
Let your canvas become your mirror and the brush become your guide. Together, we will explore the depths of your creativity, unravel the threads of your story, and embrace the spiritual awakening that lies within. Join me on this extraordinary adventure and unlock the power of painting to transform your life.
My Mission & Guiding Principles
Mission: To bring art directly to individuals for personal growth, social-emotional learning, and community well-being.
- Embracing Change: Recognize that individuals are often more open to creativity during times of change, loss, or grief.
- Inclusive Support: Foster an environment that values group support and diverse voices.
- Self-Reflection: Encourage self-reflection as a means of personal and artistic growth.
- Choice and Autonomy: Provide individuals with the option to withhold words or share their art in a group setting.
- Personal Significance: Encourage individuals to create art that is meaningful to them personally.
- Embracing Ambiguity: Foster curiosity and playfulness to embrace ambiguity and encourage artistic expression.
- Freedom of Expression: Support artists’ freedom of expression and provide them with a sense of artistic freedom.
- Kindness and Respect: Treat each other and art materials with kindness and respect.
- Collective Growth: Emphasize personal growth within a collective community of artists.
- Mindful Witnessing: Observe and appreciate others’ artistic work with self-awareness and empathy.
- Birthright of Creativity: Recognize that creativity is inherent in everyone.
- Connection to the Inner Artist: Understand that creativity connects individuals to their Creator and their inner artist.
- Intention and Witnessing: Encourage intentional creative practices and appreciate others’ creative experiences.
- Authentic Expression: Create art from the heart and gut, and witness others’ art from the same place.
- Non-Judgmental Environment: Learn to set aside personal and external judgments and embrace authenticity.
- Safe Creative Spaces: Establish studios and creative spaces as safe havens for all individuals to express themselves.
- Process Art and Life Experiences: Use art to express emotions, identities, social issues, and life experiences.
These guiding principles demonstrate my commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages personal exploration and growth through art. By focusing on the creative process, I allow individuals to express themselves authentically and address important aspects of their lives.