“For as long as I can remember, I knew my mission on this planet was to share inspiration. As soon as I was old enough to hold a paintbrush in my hand, I began making art, and I have barely put the brush down since. Painting has taken me to distant lands around the world, and to the furthest reaches of my innermost heart and imagination.
I paint in a dance between divine grace and conscious attention, and strive to “get out of the way” to allow each painting to speak thru me. With every brushstroke, I witness worlds unfold before me. Painting is my stillness and my rhythm, my teacher and my lover, and it never ceases to surprise and amaze me. Each canvas takes me on a journey, and as my paintbrush follows, I am always led back to my centre.
In any creative expression, there is a profound voice that speaks through us when we release judgment during the process. Remembering this, I strive to move beyond my mind, and get out of the way to allow that grace to come through. With every brushstroke, I witness beings come to life and worlds unfold before me. I realize the art is not born from me, but through me, and in this understanding I am both humbled and empowered. Painting is my stillness and my rhythm, my teacher and my lover, and it never ceases to surprise and amaze me. Each canvas takes me on a journey, and as my paintbrush follows, I am always led back to my centre.
I believe that the role of the artist is especially crucial at this challenging and exciting time, while the world is at the precipice of momentous change. We have an opportunity to transmute the shadow and pain that we witness in the world around us into visions of wholeness. Artists are map-makers, and those maps can help guide humanity forward into new and positive ways of seeing and being.
And so, I offer each of my paintings as a mirror; a reminder of our pure and good human heart, as well as our timeless divine spirit.”
Autumn Skye was born in 1983, on a maple syrup and blueberry farm on the Parsborro Shore of Nova Scotia. Her family gradually moved west, with her father settling in the Rocky Mountains and her mother in the temperate rain-forests of the BC Coast. Spending her youth within these incredible landscapes, she developed a deep wonder for the magic and richness of nature, and since she was old enough to hold a pencil, has been transmuting this inspiration through art making. With a curious and creative imagination, and she was always encouraged and supported to express herself artistically.
Her meticulous, heart-centred, and poignant work continues to gain ever widening recognition, attracting collectors and students from around the globe. As a self taught artist, she has dedicated tens of thousands of hours in the exploration of creativity, continuing to develop her own unique technique. Her style gracefully weaves together refined realism and iconic imagery, with profound symbolism and subtle geometries.
Now, between journeys to explore, show, teach, and share inspiration worldwide, Autumn Skye lives and paints in her home on the Northern Sunshine Coast of BC. From her studio, she overlooks a sweeping expanse of ocean, mountains, and sky. She considers herself among the blessed of the blessed, and strives to support her ever blossoming community through inspiration and creative empowerment.