About Katayoon

Those who soften their hearts shall inherit the power of nature.
~ Caroline Casey’s interpretation of “The meek shall inherit the earth”

The spirit world is everything.
~ Hopi elder

Spirit informs my art. I began painting nearly daily after a near-death experience in 2002, with heightened awareness of the veil between the worlds: portals, the Living Light and spirits, angels. My art explores the expansion of consciousness; embracing this world and others, being here and alive, in wonder and seeking, riding the waves of gratitude, turmoil, splendor, chaos, beauty, love, awe, rage, surrender. I know art can transform and heal our lives and help us move through the deepest of wounds into transcendence. I love love love animals (they frequently come through my art! tigers and panthers, dogs, donkeys, horses), and a generous portion of all sales is donated to animal and humanitarian causes.

My paintings are held in private collections in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. My work has been exhibited at the Barbara Anderson Gallery in Berkeley, Swallowtail in San Francisco, a solo show at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, the Open Gallerie Helmond in the Netherlands, and at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art as part of the Fashionistas Fight Back! group show.

I feel happy and privileged to have studied with Mel Prest and Yee Jan Bao at CCA, and with Chris Zydel in Oakland, CA.

Many of the original paintings on this site are not for sale. I do offer reproductions of original works and am currently open to commissioned works. Please email me at kat@katayoonart.com to discuss the possibility of working together. (The contact form on this site gets a little glitchy.) With my background in intuitive training, I feel commissioned pieces can make for interesting talismans, if you will, not unlike pieces of couture in a dramatically evolving world.

A gentle reminder that all my work is protected by copyright which remains mine even after the sale of a work.

To view my poetry and writing, please visit www.katayoon.net or my Facebook page at http://ow.ly/3pqI0.

With warmest thanks for your time and support.

Yours in Joy,

Katayoon
California 2020

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  1. This site and the art within, is a solace for me. During this current period of turmoil where we are witness to the great scream of nature being expressed, which probably Munch had felt that evening, this art is a comfort. It reminds me of the brush of nature which has painted in beautiful coordination, the different worlds, angels and the dark demons. Is there anything that can be anything other than beautiful?
    To witness.. To learn to be a viewer of the art, without becoming the painted object is the art that I learn every time I gaze at this contemporary collection.

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