Janice Ikola Schiff - Oil on Canvas
My experience of painting is a journey of self-discovery. The attempt is to bring spontaneity, mystery and joy onto the canvas.
As a psychotherapist for 15 years and a traveler and resident of diverse cultures, the inward reach is to evolve a transformative expression. Allowing both conscious and unconscious impressions and feelings to find their way through the brush, integration is always an intention.
Ultimately, the sea, its inhabitants, jungles and mangrove forests, redwood forests and light infused vistas are experiences for self-expansion. While living for twelve years on a primitive and pristine beach in southern Mexico and, presently, on the coast of northern California, nature has always provoked and inspired.
Both personal and transpersonal meaning comes through painting when the connection is made with my surrounds.
Janice Ikola Schiff
38320 Ocean Ridge Drive
PO Box 590
Gualala, CA 95445