Photo by A.D.J Frith jnr © 2015

Photo by A.D.J Frith jnr © 2015

ABOUT : CATHERINE ATHENA LOUISE

Hello and Welcome!

I am a mixed-media painter & illustrator, photographer, collage artist, lino cutter, Sacred Drummer & Shamanic dreamer.  

I love Lighthouses and wild places, glittering starlight & the sound of a running beat on my Pony hide drum.

I truly believe in: Following our inner compass, finding our own North Star, listening to our Heart's guidance and honoring our personal myth and symbols. That's where our power is and our dreams become realized!

Finding our own symbology and working with it is so important.  I was struck by Lightning on the morning of 12 August 2012 {a download which now feels like it is an intrinsic part of me and my personal myth; the strange gift of "Lightning in the Blood".} 

Thunderous skies and Lighting flashes had featured in my artwork for years before this happened.

I have always been creative and it feeds into every area of my life. I feel it when I pick up a camera, arrange items on an altar, strike a stick of incense alight... the kinds of meals I cook are a form of art-making to me, the bicycle I ride, the crazy way I stack dishes in Dr.Seuss-like piles for washing up, the kind of jewellery I wear.

I am qualified as a Hypnotherapist [Dip.Hyp Distinction] and Past/Future-Life Progression therapist,  and I dream of illustrating and publishing Children's books and hosting a Community Drum Circle for healing and connection and I am actively working towards making those dreams happen!

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I am originally from New Zealand, and have lived in the UK since November 2001