Kala

$1350 – including floating oak frame

Kala is a 105 x 105 cm mixed media painting on canvas (size includes frame). Kala is now available for sale at the beautiful King and Ayers Gallery in Wollongong NSW. Please contact Pam on 0422408842 to purchase.

 

Kala (time) from the series Santosha (meaning to accept or to be comfortable with)  is a 102 x 102cm mixed media painting on canvas. Kala represents time, as in the passing of time and the sentiment that ‘this too shall pass’.

 

I use Sanskrit and Pali titles in this series with respect and regard for the ancient languages and their sacred use in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice.

 

I was first introduced to Buddhist teachings, by a friend, around 25 years ago. We were a small group that read and discussed Buddhist literature, the first book of teachings was The Noble Eight Fold Path. With no religious influence prior to this, it was the first time I’d experienced guidelines, in a sense, for navigating life and our complex mess of emotions and thoughts. The teachings were practical and simple. They made so much sense that it felt like light bulb after light bulb of realisations that changed my relationship with myself and my life.

 

Although, 25 years on, I’m still an undisciplined, and at times, sceptical student of Buddhist teachings, I find The Noble Eight Fold Path still resonates deeply with me.  I found while painting this series, that I was calling on aspects of these teachings to help me understand and accept the challenges of the mind, like self sabotage and doubt so I could step outside my thoughts and fully accept the process, be it good or bad, without judgement or expectation.

 

Like my paintings, I’m still a work in progress, but I feel an awareness of this path helps me to fully explore my creative potential as an artist and helps me to become a more mindful and centred me.

Shanti

$1,300  including floating oak frame.

Shanti (Peace) from the series Santosha (meaning to accept or to be comfortable with)  is a 92 x 92cm mixed media painting on canvas.

This painting is now for sale at the beautiful King and Ayers Gallery in Wollongong.

 

I use Sanskrit and Pali titles in this series with respect and regard for the ancient languages and their sacred use in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice.

 

I was first introduced to Buddhist teachings, by a friend, around 25 years ago. We were a small group that read and discussed Buddhist literature, the first book of teachings was The Noble Eight Fold Path. With no religious influence prior to this, it was the first time I’d experienced guidelines, in a sense, for navigating life and our complex mess of emotions and thoughts. The teachings were practical and simple. They made so much sense that it felt like light bulb after light bulb of realisations that changed my relationship with myself and my life.

 

Although, 25 years on, I’m still an undisciplined, and at times, sceptical student of Buddhist teachings, I find The Noble Eight Fold Path still resonates deeply with me.  I found while painting this series, that I was calling on aspects of these teachings to help me understand and accept the challenges of the mind, like self sabotage and doubt so I could step outside my thoughts and fully accept the process, be it good or bad, without judgement or expectation.

 

Like my paintings, I’m still a work in progress, but I feel an awareness of this path helps me to fully explore my creative potential as an artist and helps me to become a more mindful and centered me.

 

Panna

Panna (Wisdom) is a 102 x 102cm mixed media painting on canvas.

Series – Santosha (meaning to accept or to be comfortable with).

 

I use Sanskrit and Pali titles in this series with respect and regard for the ancient languages and their sacred use in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice.

 

I was first introduced to Buddhist teachings, by a friend, around 25 years ago. We were a small group that read and discussed Buddhist literature, the first book of teachings was The Noble Eight Fold Path. With no religious influence prior to this it was the first time I’d experienced guidelines, in a sense, for navigating life and our complex mess of emotions and thoughts. The teachings were practical and simple. They made so much sense that it felt like light bulb after light bulb of realisations that changed my relationship with myself and my life.

 

Although, 25 years on, I’m still an undisciplined, and at times, sceptical student of Buddhist teachings, I find The Noble Eight Fold Path still resonates deeply with me.  I found while painting this series, that I was calling on aspects of these teachings to help me understand and accept the challenges of the mind, like self sabotage and doubt so I could step outside my thoughts and fully accept the process, be it good or bad, without judgement or expectation.

 

Like my paintings, I’m still a work in progress, but I feel an awareness of this path helps me to fully explore my creative potential as an artist and helps me to become a more mindful and centred me.

 

Please contact Stephanie Laine on 0438 779004 or email stephanielaine@bigpond.com for all enquiries, thank you.

 

Santosha

$1200 – including frame (free shipping within Australia)

Santosha from the series Santosha (meaning to accept or to be comfortable with)  is a 92 x 92cm mixed media painting on canvas.

 

Santosha is now for sale at the beautiful Kira & Kira store, Miami, Gold Coast.

 

I use Sanskrit and Pali titles in this series with respect and regard for the ancient languages and their sacred use in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice.

 

I was first introduced to Buddhist teachings, by a friend, around 25 years ago. We were a small group that read and discussed Buddhist literature, the first book of teachings was The Noble Eight Fold Path. With no religious influence prior to this, it was the first time I’d experienced guidelines, in a sense, for navigating life and our complex mess of emotions and thoughts. The teachings were practical and simple. They made so much sense that it felt like light bulb after light bulb of realisations that changed my relationship with myself and my life.

 

Although, 25 years on, I’m still an undisciplined, and at times, sceptical student of Buddhist teachings, I find The Noble Eight Fold Path still resonates deeply with me.  I found while painting this series, that I was calling on aspects of these teachings to help me understand and accept the challenges of the mind, like self sabotage and doubt so I could step outside my thoughts and fully accept the process, be it good or bad, without judgement or expectation.

 

Like my paintings, I’m still a work in progress, but I feel an awareness of this path helps me to fully explore my creative potential as an artist and helps me to become a more mindful and centred me.

 

Please contact Stephanie Laine on 0438 779004 or email stephanielaine@bigpond.com for all enquiries, thank you.

 

Sankappa

Sankappa (thought, intention, purpose) is a 92 x 92cm mixed media painting on canvas.

Series – Santosha (a Sanskrit word meaning to accept, to be comfortable with or satisfied with).

 

I use Sanskrit and Pali titles in this series with respect and regard for the ancient languages and their sacred use in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice.

 

I was first introduced to Buddhist teachings, by a friend, around 25 years ago. We were a small group that read and discussed Buddhist literature, the first book of teachings was The Noble Eight Fold Path. With no religious influence prior to this it was the first time I’d experienced guidelines, in a sense, for navigating life and our complex mess of emotions and thoughts. The teachings were practical and simple. They made so much sense that it felt like light bulb after light bulb of realisations that changed my relationship with myself and my life.

 

Although, 25 years on, I’m still an undisciplined, and at times, sceptical student of Buddhist teachings, I find The Noble Eight Fold Path still resonates deeply with me.  I found while painting this series, that I was calling on aspects of these teachings to help me understand and accept the challenges of the mind, like self sabotage and doubt so I could step outside my thoughts and fully accept the process, be it good or bad, without judgement or expectation.

 

Like my paintings, I’m still a work in progress, but I feel an awareness of this path helps me to fully explore my creative potential as an artist and helps me to become a more mindful and centred me.

 

Please contact Stephanie Laine on 0438 779004 or email stephanielaine@bigpond.com for all enquiries, thank you.

 

Saddha

$1200 – including frame (free shipping within Australia).

Saddha (faith, confidence) is a 92 x 92cm mixed media painting on canvas.

Series – Santosha (a Sanskrit word meaning to accept, to be comfortable with or satisfied with).

Now available for sale at the gorgeous Kira and Kira store, Miami, Gold Coast

 

I use Sanskrit and Pali titles in this series with respect and regard for the ancient languages and their sacred use in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice.

 

I was first introduced to Buddhist teachings, by a friend, around 25 years ago. We were a small group that read and discussed Buddhist literature, the first book of teachings was The Noble Eight Fold Path. With no religious influence prior to this it was the first time I’d experienced guidelines, in a sense, for navigating life and our complex mess of emotions and thoughts. The teachings were practical and simple. They made so much sense that it felt like light bulb after light bulb of realisations that changed my relationship with myself and my life.

 

Although, 25 years on, I’m still an undisciplined, and at times, sceptical student of Buddhist teachings, I find The Noble Eight Fold Path still resonates deeply with me.  I found while painting this series, that I was calling on aspects of these teachings to help me understand and accept the challenges of the mind, like self sabotage and doubt so I could step outside my thoughts and fully accept the process, be it good or bad, without judgement or expectation.

 

Like my paintings, I’m still a work in progress, but I feel an awareness of this path helps me to fully explore my creative potential as an artist and helps me to become a more mindful and centred me.

 

Please contact Stephanie Laine on 0438 779004 or email stephanielaine@bigpond.com for all enquiries, thank you.

 

Karuna

$1350 – including floating oak frame. Now available at King and Ayers Gallery Wollongong. Please call Pam on 0422 408842 to purchase.

Karuna (compassion) is a 105 x 105cm mixed media painting on canvas.

Series – Santosha (a Sanskrit word meaning to accept, to be comfortable with or satisfied with).

 

I use Sanskrit and Pali titles in this series with respect and regard for the ancient languages and their sacred use in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice.

 

I was first introduced to Buddhist teachings, by a friend, around 25 years ago. We were a small group that read and discussed Buddhist literature, the first book of teachings was The Noble Eight Fold Path. With no religious influence prior to this it was the first time I’d experienced guidelines, in a sense, for navigating life and our complex mess of emotions and thoughts. The teachings were practical and simple. They made so much sense that it felt like light bulb after light bulb of realisations that changed my relationship with myself and my life.

 

Although, 25 years on, I’m still an undisciplined, and at times, sceptical student of Buddhist teachings, I find The Noble Eight Fold Path still resonates deeply with me.  I found while painting this series, that I was calling on aspects of these teachings to help me understand and accept the challenges of the mind, like self sabotage and doubt so I could step outside my thoughts and fully accept the process, be it good or bad, without judgement or expectation.

 

Like my paintings, I’m a work in progress, but I feel an awareness of this path helps me to fully explore my creative potential as an artist and helps me to become a more mindful and centered me.

 

The Completeness

Sold  THE COMPLETENESS OF IMPERFECTION

Series – The Completeness of Imperfection

 

1.8m x 1.8m original painting on canvas, framed in solid Tasmanian oak floating frame.

“In ‘The Completeness of Imperfection’, I explore the element of contrast and my own relationship with expression versus perfection; my desire to express an uninhibited creative freedom without judgment and expectation and the opposing desire for the satisfaction and security of predictable perfection. Can I satisfy both of these within one painting and does the combining of them, through contrast, increase the inherent value of each? Is the perfection of the clean white space enhanced by the contrast of the complexity within the circle? Is the shape of the circle (a universal symbol of wholeness and perfection) enhanced by the contrast of the square surround?

 

Does the work feel whole and complete in a way that evokes a sense of satisfaction and completion within myself?” Stephanie Laine

 

Please contact Stephanie via email at stephanielaine@bigpond.com or phone 0438 779004 for all enquiries. Thank you.

 

Intuition

Sold – INTUITION

Series – The Completeness of Imperfection

 

1m x 1m original painting on canvas, framed in solid Tasmanian oak floating frame.

“In ‘The Completeness of Imperfection’, I explore the element of contrast and my own relationship with expression versus perfection; my desire to express an uninhibited creative freedom without judgment and expectation and the opposing desire for the satisfaction and security of predictable perfection. Can I satisfy both of these within one painting and does the combining of them, through contrast, increase the inherent value of each? Is the perfection of the clean white space enhanced by the contrast of the complexity within the circle? Is the shape of the circle (a universal symbol of wholeness and perfection) enhanced by the contrast of the square surround?

 

Does the work feel whole and complete in a way that evokes a sense of satisfaction and completion within myself?” Stephanie Laine

 

Please contact Stephanie via email at stephanielaine@bigpond.com or phone 0438 779004 for all enquiries. Thank you.

 

Depth

Sold – DEPTH

Series – The Completeness of Imperfection

 

90cm x 90cm original painting on canvas, framed in solid Tasmanian oak frame.

“In ‘The Completeness of Imperfection’, I explore the element of contrast and my own relationship with expression versus perfection; my desire to express an uninhibited creative freedom without judgment and expectation and the opposing desire for the satisfaction and security of predictable perfection. Can I satisfy both of these within one painting and does the combining of them, through contrast, increase the inherent value of each? Is the perfection of the clean white space enhanced by the contrast of the complexity within the circle? Is the shape of the circle (a universal symbol of wholeness and perfection) enhanced by the contrast of the square surround?

 

Does the work feel whole and complete in a way that evokes a sense of satisfaction and completion within myself?” Stephanie Laine

 

Please contact Stephanie via email at stephanielaine@bigpond.com or phone 0438 779004 for all enquiries. Thank you.

 

Hidden

Sold – HIDDEN

Series – The Completeness of Imperfection

 

1m x 1m original painting on canvas.

“In ‘The Completeness of Imperfection’, I explore the element of contrast and my own relationship with expression versus perfection; my desire to express an uninhibited creative freedom without judgment and expectation and the opposing desire for the satisfaction and security of predictable perfection. Can I satisfy both of these within one painting and does the combining of them, through contrast, increase the inherent value of each? Is the perfection of the clean white space enhanced by the contrast of the complexity within the circle? Is the shape of the circle (a universal symbol of wholeness and perfection) enhanced by the contrast of the square surround?

 

Does the work feel whole and complete in a way that evokes a sense of satisfaction and completion within myself?” Stephanie Laine

 

Please contact Stephanie via email at stephanielaine@bigpond.com or phone 0438 779004 for all enquiries. Thank you.

 

Sliding

Sold – SLIDING

Series – The Completeness of Imperfection

 

90cm x 90cm original painting framed in solid Tasmanian Oak floating frame.

“In ‘The Completeness of Imperfection’, I explore the element of contrast and my own relationship with expression versus perfection; my desire to express an uninhibited creative freedom without judgment and expectation and the opposing desire for the satisfaction and security of predictable perfection. Can I satisfy both of these within one painting and does the combining of them, through contrast, increase the inherent value of each? Is the perfection of the clean white space enhanced by the contrast of the complexity within the circle? Is the shape of the circle (a universal symbol of wholeness and perfection) enhanced by the contrast of the square surround?

 

Does the work feel whole and complete in a way that evokes a sense of satisfaction and completion within myself?” Stephanie Laine

 

Please contact Stephanie via email at stephanielaine@bigpond.com or phone 0438 779004 for all enquiries. Thank you.