From Mystic to Painter
Katia’s art is born from a near death accident
which her lead into her deeply into the worlds of art therapy and psychedelic psychiatry.
A German-Irish hybrid from Melbourne, Katia was raised amid monasteries, her uncles were Missionaries in New Guinea and she spent her free time as a child often involved family charity works and old-school Christian & Pagan practices... being deep in trance prayer and speaking to the Fae, the Mother and angelic realms was just a normal part of her childhood.
By 14, she was given her first Tarot deck and found a place for her affinity with esoterica, mystery schools and occultism.
Her career path wavered between social worker for human rights, primarily people with psychiatric conditions and being a travelling mystic training across Europe and Asia within Spiritualism, Alchemy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Witchcraft, Ceremonial Magick, Chaos Magick and Shamanism.
Always an admirer of art and music, painting and drawing were left behind when she left high school.
“The journey of art began as meditation and re-integration for a wounded mind and body…. but I soon fell in love the disciplines of devotional painting.”
Painting gave her focus for mystic practices such as soul retrieval, self-resurrection, transformation and integration. Initially, illustrating deities for meditation and altar pieces, then, sigils as artistically energized prayers. Entering a light trance, she applies automatic writing and scrying techniques to explore, observe and navigate altered states of reality. The results is an invitation for others to explore their own relationships to Divinity.
“Nearly dying is a strange gift… it shows how precious and filled with potential each breath of our life time is. I’m devoting mine to charting transcendental states with beauty, because the state of ecstatic bhakti is a great way to spend my days.”