“A creative life is an amplified life.
It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life,
and a hell of a lot more interesting life.”
-Liz Gilbert, Big Magic
Hi there, I’m Malini, scientist-turned-artist/writer/teacher. I’m delighted you stopped by 🙂 If you’re here because you’ve heard of my unique art workshops, you can skip ahead to find out all about them over here.
Or read on and we’ll become good friends first 🙂
Probably a bit like yours, my life has been a complex adventure! For me, the professional part began in medical research, wended its way through the performing arts, and settled into visual art. And now I’m a painter. My paintings are fluid and organic abstractions, often featuring the softness of lace and leaves against rugged textural marks. Mostly they are joyful celebrations of life, inspired by the mystery and wonder of it all.
From my home in the most isolated city in the world – Perth, Western Australia – I am honoured that my work has encircled the globe and is now featured in public and private collections all over the world. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate enough to have won some art awards, showed my work in ten solo exhibitions since 2005, and in countless group shows – from Perth, all the way to New York City.
I’m also a teacher. Here’s where people like you come in. I run several different workshops, but most people start here: Painting for Beginners, where wonderful, worried, would-be creatives find their hearts and hands filled with possibilities in just ONE intensive day! Painting for Beginners is an insanely busy workshop, full of laughs and love, and the art that emerges is just spectacular. This event that began in my backyard just a few years ago, with five young folk who were keen to learn to paint has now helped transform the lives of so many people, including mine! You can find out all the details on this workshop in Perth and Melbourne, Australia, over here. (Not in Australia? You can pop your name down on the waiting list HERE for when Painting for Beginners is available online!).
AND... I write! I write about art and I write about life. And I’ve just written a tiny book about 5 Ways Your Creativity Might Just Save Your Life! (you can download it for free here). And here is one of my favourite posts. That’s enough about me – you can read more about my personal story over here, and enjoy a wander through my posts!
Before I go, I have to tell you about Gregory.
I shared more than half of my life with my super creative husband, Gregory. He passed away in May 2014, after a four year journey with cancer. Greg was an exceptional man, and his inspirational story was featured on ABC TV’s 7.30 Report, just weeks before he died.
Greg and I spent a lot of time on stage, as he was a musical director, composer and singer. I take comfort from the fact that while I miss him terribly, his music lives on... This is the last song we recorded together, shortly before he died, and it’s one of his most touching compositions, (ironically, about death), called Supplications of Love. The beautiful lyrics are adapted from the Baha’i Writings.
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