Ushana is an award-winning painter and Multi Media Artist with works in major US museums and collections, including the MasterCard Corporation, New York; the John Wayne International Airport, CA; The Scripps Foundation and Research Center, CA, and in international private collections. Images of both her paintings and award-winning photography were published in: “Planet Earth” by Kaiser Aluminum Corporation. She presented New Vision and New Music, an Arts in Education multi-media program to thousands of elementary and high school students in the San Francisco Bay area, CA.
Ushana is listed in Who’s Who in the World (2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2018); Strathmore’s Who’s Who (2010); Who’s Who in American Art (2006); Who’s Who Among Young Professionals (1989-1991) and others. The artist published twenty fine art print editions, which were distributed to galleries across the country.
”To me, life is a beautiful dance. My paintings hope to express my deep love of music, movement and the richly pulsating, vibrant forms of our world, seen and unseen. Underlying this intelligent and wondrous creation is what has been called a “sacred geometry”, as evident in the smallest forms — such as the center of a flower — to the identical pattern comprising a galaxy. I like to keep close to this heartbeat of life, expressed throughout nature with its boundless patterns of energy, rhythms, colors and reflected light. I believe that it is from this field of interconnectedness and unity with all life that works of art will have “healing in its wings.”
“The creative process is energy in motion. I approach an empty canvas, while listening to an eclectic mix of music and engage in improvisational dancing. That opens the doors to me for inspiration to flow spontaneously. My paintings develop from an inner journey of discovery, comparable to traveling to unexplored lands, based on my unique life experiences. In the process of creating, I discover new vistas. I consider myself a visual storyteller. My intention is to create luminous, vibrant images, which will bring a heightened sense of vitality, joyfulness and peace to the viewer.
My painting process is based on my joy of discovering new techniques and tools in order to bring my inner vision to life. Each work is a one-of-a-kind statement. I believe in honoring each moment for its own potential of discovery in finding fresh vistas. I started as a watercolorist, then added acrylics, water-based oils, oil crayons and found objects from metals to feathers and hand-made papers. I often use a combination of several media to achieve my inner vision. The work may best be described as mixed media.
My travels to many countries in the world developed a strong curiosity about art and it’s regenerative qualities. I am convinced that inspiring art has the potential to lift the human spirit and touch the soul. I have seen it shift people’s awareness as they look at themselves and their world with new eyes. Art builds culture, diversity and community. Let’s have more of it.”
Ushana has completed many commissioned works for public spaces, corporations, places of worship and private estates. If you wish to become one of Ushana’s worldwide collectors and are interested in a commissioned work for a specific environment, please contact the artist through this website for further information.