Maria Mikhailas is a long time painter, teacher and dreamer — dreaming the dream, painting the dream and teaching the dreamer to dream. She dreams and paints in northern New Mexico where while enfolded by mountain peaks one can touch the sky and hear the quiet prayer of the wind. Maria apprenticed for 10 years with Taos mystic painter Herman Rednick, studied with San Francisco sculptor Harriet Moore, and completed Michele Cassou and Stewart Cupley's 3-year Teacher Training Program in process painting.
In this series, Maria explores how to access creativity, welcoming mistakes as opportunities, seeing creative blocks as muse directions, and balancing creative process with training techniques.
The human being is creative, the same way a rose has a fragrance.
Why not welcome missteps as opportunities?
Could the Muse be steering you in a new direction?
We can use the technical tools that we have acquired in our training in service to our creative lives and the seeker of truth within.