ARTIST KIM WEDEL
Born in Waitakere Ranges in Auckland New Zealand. My
early years as a child were spent in the beautiful nature,
and I became imbued with a love for nature. It was the
major source of my inspiration and imagination, as it always
felt alive and full of ancient knowledge. For me nature is one
of our greatest teachers.
I had a wonderful childhood, yet sometimes in our lives we
all go thru some challenges that force us to go deep within
to search for solace, peace, or even pray for help.
As for my childhood I went through a challenging time due
to a loss of hearing on a severely infected ear, which
required multiple surgeries until the age of 18. The seed of
art sprouted within me as I found that drawing or painting
would help to escape the pain and suffering and not
realizing at the time I could connect and go into the deep
stillness where Gods creative realm is. And in this
discovering opportunity my artistic mother was very
supportive and inspired me in many ways with her talents.
As she could see this gift I had and it was helping on many
levels, healing and giving me joy. I owe my gratitude to my
mother’s guidance, patience and understanding.
As a young adult I moved to Australia and explored the
fitness world and had a career in personal training, yet I
kept experiencing a deeper inner calling until one day I was
forced to slow down due to a back injury. My world became
upside down, and thru this challenge undergoing back
therapies and spiritual healings, I started experiencing
visions. And with divine guidance it moved me to another
level of expressive visionary art. Which was a spiritual
awakening experience. My heart opened up and allowed this
familiar energy to flow through the hands onto the paper. I
was allowing the awareness to reconnect with oneness and
the self-portrait expressions (spirit guides, celestial beings
and creatures of nature) were images that came with deep
profound messages of wisdom from divinity itself. This
helped with my own transformation and spiritual growth and
brought more happiness, balance, and fulfillment to my life.
As a few years went by and many more heart opening
experiences like having darshan at the age of 28 with my
guru in India, which words cannot explain, the power of
Divine Love and what it does to the spiritual heart. It was
transformation and purification of mind, body and heart.
Soon after I met my husband Steven in Australia. And
through the challenges of getting to accept and know each
other and learning to love on a higher level, I was guided to
paint Sai Baba and later I also had visions of celestial beings
to paint as well.
So here I am self-taught or more like “divinely taught”, an
intuitive, clairvoyant and visionary artist who uses different
mediums and textures to enhance the depths and vibrancy
in expressing what I consider a God given gift. I became
deeply drawn and inspired to paint portraits of Divine
masters and Deva’s interwoven with symbolism, color
vibrational energy and nature. I believe in the power of
creation, which leads, to oneness and ultimately to
my inspiration of Supreme Love.
The latest paintings are mostly done in oils and chalk
pastels. Especially in oils I feel the many layers of color
have an intense sharpness, yet portray a soft glowing
appearance, a heavenly glow emanates from the painting and
that hopefully the depth in the eyes will take your breath
away and at the same time touch your heart. For me the
eyes are the window of the soul “the presence of God”.
As for painting Divine Masters or Celestial Devas, I feel
Divine consciousness flows thru the heart and hands onto
the canvas or paper, so in effect, they paint “themselves”
and that emanates their Divine Loving energy (nature).
I currently reside in India with my husband Steven. We
have both have been inspired and given a chance to
volunteer with a children’s project, where I was teaching
art. And now I am in instrument for inspiring teachers in
learning more art skills to integrate them into other schools
Love and Blessings