Peace Village Artists
Peace Village Festival has become known for its outstanding Visionary Art Exhibits. Victoria Christian will be curating the Visionary Art Show with her artist friend Brandon Bryant.
Victoria Christian is an visionary artist, writer, spiritual counselor and curator residing in Ashland, Oregon. She is the head curator for Inlakesh and has also curator shows with Larry Morningstar’s Peace Village Festival and Pranafestival. She is a self taught oil painter whose mission is to create images that deeply move her audience on emotional and spiritual levels. Through her paintings she is attempting to tap into the mystical sensation of “awe” aroused in her while in nature. She recently released a book titled Feminine Mysticism in Art: Artist Envisioning the Divine, which documents the work of 65 contemporary Visionary and Goddess Artists. She is also the head producer of two animated DVD projects: Feminine Mysticism in Art and The Cosmogenesis Awakening. To read more about the book, see the website: www.mysticspiritart.com. You can also view more of her art at: www.victoriachristian.com.
Producer: Victoria Christian
Animators: Jeffrey Bedrick, Arcane Paradox, Ray Mikota, Davin Infinity
Musicians: Sasha Rose, Ray Mikota, Desert Dwellers
Local artist and illustrator Lindy Kehoe, whose art is featured on our 10th Anniversary poster, embodies the ancestral spirits in her work, which explores divine innocence meeting illuminated consciousness. Her art is published around the globe, and can be found in the We’Moon, and “The Last Wild Witch” written by StarHawk. Weaving archetypes of the World’s mythology with her own magical landscapes, there is a portal that is opened, flowing with the Oracle’s language. Her work is inspired by serendipity, a momentary feeling of interconnected magic, which often feels like a dream. She creates images that bring peaceful energy to the viewer, a place of remembrance, a place of innocence. “May we remember we come from this place, and fully return through the joy in our hearts.”
Martin Ball is a visionary artist, musician, and author from Ashland, Oregon, who is interested in exploring and expressing the nondual/unitary nature of being through all of his creative endeavors. As a visual artist, he uses fractal flame software to create stunningly beautiful and intricate works that express the underlying unitary fractal nature of reality. Many of his works provocatively capture the complex geometry and fractal imagery that can be directly experienced through visionary and entheogenic states of consciousness. His aim is to inspire wonder, appreciation of the symmetrical beauty of nature, and to let art serve as a mirror for who and what we are as unitary energetic beings. Martin’s art can be found online at www.fractalimagination.com
an Artist in Search of the Wonders of Existence. I bring back what I find into Consensus Reality to Seed and Grow Visionary Intelligence.
I call my organization Imagination’s Window because I believe that the Imagination is our Window into the Universe. And Beyond our Personal Imagination is the Divine Imagination that is a Portal to Higher Realms of Being and Consciousness.
My Mission as an Artist & Storyteller is to assist the Planetary Culture to Live in the Light of Eternity, by Expanding its Vision of itself and its Role in the Greater Cosmos.
Orchid is a very prolific artistic photographer with a keen eye for color, light and framing in photography. Orchid makes amazing mandalas and planetary art. It was only natural for him to get into photography with a background in horticulture. His camera has given him a new way to share what he sees in the world around us as well as the flowers he creates his mandalas with.
Jessalynn Jones has a B.A. in painting and drawing from Southern Oregon University. She has also studied art in England at Emerson College (which is a Steiner-based college where Waldorf teachers are trained), as well as a short stint in Florence, Italy. Her work reflects her diverse training and life experience, as well as her passion for self-expression and her love for color.
The guiding principle of my art is beauty. I want my paintings to open the heart, inspire the emotions lift the spirit. I feel that the art path I am on, started around 7 when I apprenticed myself to the Old Masters of great art, and started oil painting at age 14. Visionary, Marine, Portraiture, Allegorical, Magic Realism, Ancient civilizations, and Landscape themes, have continued with great interest, with different categories painted in each new era of my life. I love to oil paint in ‘High Resolution,’ even in the largest scale works, up to 6 x 8 feet. I delight that viewers enjoy being able to examine the painting as closely as they can get, and still find new detail amongst the glazes. Miniatures too have been part of my oeuvre for 50 years. Many have been painted on semiprecious stones in nature.
Flora Chipowsky is a 17 year old self taught digital and traditional artist. She is a multi-faceted artist specializing in Manga/Anime illustration, as well as realism. It is her dream to become one of the best Manga artists of her time, and she has designed many worlds, stories, and characters for graphic novels that she will one day publish. Flora aspires to make art that opens people’s minds and makes a difference in the world. She is also an accomplished aerial circus performer.
Melissa Orion is an Inspire Captain, rallying community to create next level experience around the world. Orion is a singer, actress, performer, poet, writer, painter, designer, and laughter enthusiast, currently stationed in Ashland, Oregon.
She creates INSPIRING entertainment for all the senses. She is also the Captain of “A Street Car Named Inspire,” a mobile inspiration unit which catalyzes community creative potential.
Melissa’s current passion has been focused on developing her painting style. She has been a painter since her mid teens and took a break during her late twenties to focus on performance art. Over the last few years she picked back up the brush and has created a series of pieces inspired by her inner child and the pregnancy of her second son Jackson. Most of these new works were completed in only one day in an effort to overcome her fear of ‘finishing.’
Sean Allum is a Digital Artist, Oil Painter, Game Designer, Song Writer and Electronic Musician. He was born June 18, 1981 and raised in Orange County, California. Art has been the motivation behind his existence since he was just a young lad. He uses all forms of digital and traditional media to meet each new challenge with the sharpest tools available. Proficiencies include Photoshop, Corel Painter, Zbrush, Groboto, Mandelbulb 3D, Logo Design, Oil Painting, Logic, Reason, and Book and Editorial Illustration.
Sean has traveled the world, downloading cultures from 25 countries. He attended the Art Institute of Southern California for Media Arts and Animation and has studied under legendary artists Robert Venosa, Noah, Marshall Vandruff and Charles Hu. He is currently acting as a freelance artist out of Costa Mesa.
Gypsy, Visionary Artist. Blending my favorite places, spaces, dreams, and visions. Multi-media, painting, crafting, murals and more. Sharing experience and vision is key. Showing similarities between the patterns and mathematics in nature and space. Spinning of waves, galaxies, and the fluidic nature of all things. From the micro to the macro. Visceral experiences dreamtime. The YouMeVerse.
Viandara Elfaerian is a visionary artist who lives in Mt. Shasta, California.