The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
Making art is an act of love. As an artist, my mission is to reflect God’s love. My art is created to embody love and inspire gratitude for the rich experience of life. As an intuitive, I see people in their divine perfection. My mixed media paintings, which include images of people, flowers and animals, are sacred portraits that reflect the viewer’s perfection. The painting sees right through to the viewer’s soul, which is always perfect in its eternal expansion.
The paintings are created after prayer and meditation. I lay hands on the board or canvas and align with the energy that wants to come forward before I begin applying layers of paint, monoprints. graphite, charcoal, pastel or cold wax. The entire process is conducted in a meditative state imbuing the piece with love. Pencils, brushes and scrapers are handled with a loving touch. Paints, inks, wax and glazes are blessed before use.
I am called to paint in an expressive rather than a realistic style. I see with my soul and focus on the perfection of the inner being. My paintings, which are filled with healing energy, are like a mirror reflecting your divine perfection for you to embrace. When installed in your home or office, the paintings help create a Sacred Space for you to experience love, joy and abundance as your reality.
Claudia Rose is a southern California native born in 1951. Every member of her immediate family was creative as a painter, cabinet maker, furniture designer or style consultant. Rose began her art career as a figure model and completed a B.F.A. in Studio Art from U.C. Irvine in 1976. She learned classical drawing from John Paul Jones, a premier draughtsman and printmaker. She spent years exploring sculpture in fiber and steel before devoting a decade to sculpting her body with exercise.
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Her exposure to sports psychology led Rose to pursue a M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. Her studies included a training program in Expressive Art Therapy with artist and therapist, Barbara Dobrin, Ph.D. It was with Dr. Dobrin that she deepened her appreciation of the power of art to heal and transform. In the 1980’s, Rose completed numerous acrylic, charcoal and pastel commissions of pets and children. Several paintings were sold to collectors in Laguna Hills and Newport Beach.
In 1989, she experienced a spiritual awakening that resulted in a meditation practice and the emergence of healing gifts. At this time, Rose was invited to become a member of the council of elders called the Midwives of Mankind. As one of the council’s representatives, Dr. Rose completed a ten-year apprenticeship in Emotional Healing.
Art-making took a backseat during her apprenticeship. Like people of many cultures, she experiences ancestors as elders, who are alive and present, part of everyday life. They invited her to tap into a deep vein of ancient wisdom.
For the next decade, Dr. Rose applied her education as a social worker, speaker, author and child abuse investigator. She became a certified holistic counselor, meditation teacher, ordained minister and creator of several books, meditation tapes, videos and training programs.
Another 10+ years were spent away from art-making as a California real estate agent and broker. For her, real estate was a creative pursuit as she helped individuals and families find home, a place of comfort and security. During this time, she earned an Executive Certificate in Voluntary Leadership from Chapman University and Certificate for Professional Advancement in Philanthropy from the La Sierra University School of Business. She also co-founded the Fairy Godmother Guild, an organization that empowers women (and men) to share their light and wisdom in a joyful way.
As an intuitive medium, Rose eventually felt called back to art-making as a means of transmitting healing energy into homes and offices in a more profound way than as a social worker or real estate agent. She works primarily in acrylic, oil and cold wax, pastel and graphite.
In addition to her own spiritual practice as a source of inspiration, Dr. Rose is inspired by her travels to the great cathedrals, temples, churches and museums of the world. She resonates with sacred art from all cultures and periods and feels deep gratitude for the all artists who went before.
Claudia is especially moved by the first mixed media artists, the Paleolithic cave painters, who used charcoal, ochre and other earth pigments to leave their marks in textured layers. She also feels a special affinity with the unknown artists of the Fayum mummy portraits, which are warm and engaging after nearly 2,000 years.
The art of Claudia Rose is a testimony to her experience: “Everyone who passed before you is here for you now. Their wisdom and love are without end.”