Tami Bensen is an intuitive artist.
Working without a plan, her art is about letting go. She paints what comes to her organically, which often reflects those things found in nature. More recently, Tami has been focusing on water colors that derive from crystals.
Her latest series was inspired by an eclipse of the moon and documents the process that a soul goes through in transition. This is a feeling she is all too familiar with as she remembers her most important life transition, when she made the decision to quit her job and completely change her life forever.
The energy Tami puts into her work comes from this story, from standing up, from being brave and taking a leap of faith.
When Tami discovered The Working Artist on Facebook, she said she felt instantly touched by Crista’s energy. Although initially nervous about spending the money and the all-too-often insecurities artists face of not having been to art school, she says that The Working Artist gave her the confidence to call herself an artist.
Crista became a sort of safety net with her words, “You can jump. I’ve got you. Here’s how to do it. It’s going to be okay.”
Tami’s biggest hurdle was getting past the conflicting money messages that abound in the artist community. She explains that the collective consciousness seems to be that if you’re an artist you must be starving.
These are issues she said she learnt how to face and navigate with the help of The Working Artist. The course gave her the knowledge of how to price her work effectively and the confidence to speak proudly about what she does and why. After learning these skills there was even a bidding war over a piece of her artwork at her first show!
Tami says that her initial intention when deciding to become an artist was to connect with people. And her work does just that.
In fact, one look at Tami’s work and it’s easy to see why people who are going through their own personal transitions are most drawn to it. And it’s this emotional connection to her work that Tami is most proud of.
The advice she would like to give to other working artists is to “Trust yourself, don’t judge yourself. Be brave and trust the process.”
Tami strives to share what she has learnt with others and has even started teaching Intuitive Art herself. She wants to change the way people think about art and give anyone accessibility to it as a meditative practice, as there are still so many who are afraid of their own creativity.
To spend time with Tami’s beautiful Intuitive Art, visit her website: https://www.intuitiveartseattle.com
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