“My art is a conversation between the realms of the Psyche and the Soma that uses unspoken language, it engages a symbolically action based expression accessing the less articulated parts, the gap between feelings and expression.”
– Claudia Concha
For Claudia Concha, her 28 year career as an artist has been a parallel journey of mastering the rules and breaking free from the “expected.” Each of her paintings is a conversation. A vibrant expression of what cannot be articulated. Through her Gestural Technique, she connects to a higher level of consciousness, conversation, and personal truth. And while these stories are Claudia’s to tell, their theme is one that we all collectively share.
“Spontaneous creation comes from our deepest being and is immaculately and originally ourselves. What we have to express IS already with us, IS us, so the work of creativity is not a matter of making the material come, but of unblocking the obstacles to its natural flow”.
– Stephen Nachmanovitch, Author of: Free Play- Improvisation in Life and Art
“Spontaneous creation comes from our deepest being and is immaculately and originally ourselves. What we have to express IS already with us, IS us, so the work of creativity is not a matter of making the material come, but of unblocking the obstacles to its natural flow”
Author of: Free Play- Improvisation in Life and Art.
I attended Claudia’s workshop while I was in the midst of chemotherapy for breast cancer. I thought it would be a fun distraction, but was not expecting much beyond that. I came in feeling low energy and on the verge of tears, but as we went through the process of visualizing and painting, I ultimately felt as though I had overcome obstacles and discovered a safer, quieter place in my mind. The workshop was a truly transformative and expansive experience. It may have been physically and mentally exhausting for me in the moment, but it was also immensely therapeutic, raw and cleansing. I will forever look back and be thankful for that day and for Claudia’s guidance.
I have had the honor of participating in a number of Claudia’s Gestural Art Workshops. Each workshop is a profound experience for me, fostering unique healing, opening and personal development. Claudia’s warm, inviting, non-judgmental character creates a space (physical and psychological) to explore oneself in deeper and to dig into levels that may be uncomfortable or seemingly inaccessible in traditional therapeutic settings. I am not a “artist” and would characterize myself as a deeply feeling person who dwells in the rational and reality. Claudia’s workshops have enabled me to be more open to and expressive of the existing levels of feelings that I tend to hold within. During her workshops I have explored and experienced a vast range of feelings including (but not limited to!); freedom, jubilation, letting go, acceptance, warmth, self-love, forgiveness, release, love, abundance, risk, discomfort, self judgments, fear, passion, exhaustion, energy, self-doubt, confidence. Claudia’s workshops have enabled me to enter a depth of personal growth and healing that I have not experienced in my life up to this point. I am grateful for Claudia’s warm, healing spirit and her powerful workshops.
My experience with "gestural art workshop" keeps moving in All directions. Colors articulate the depth of a magical dream,
of a passionate poem, of an ever evolving love affair with life. Thanks Claudia for this sacred space of play.
Con amor Gracias siempre
As a Soul Centered Professional Coach who graduated from the University of Santa Monica on 2015, incorporating the experience from her Masters on Spiritual Psychology with Emphasis in Consciousness Health and Healing on 2014, her career as an Architect 1994 and 20 years path as an Artist, Claudia offers a unique approach to Coaching ArThrough.