Karina Lindsay is a qualified and experienced Transpersonal Art Therapist and Intentional Creativity Teacher®. Karina is also a Dru Yoga® Teacher, Meditation and drumming instructor and a counsellor. She is self-employed in her own business, after working for many years in the mental health system. She now lives on the Mid North Coast of NSW in the small seaside village of Laurieton after moving from the NSW South Coast in early 2019. Karina lives with her partner Ali and cares for her Mum, who lives just up the road and between Ali and Karina, there are 6 kids (all grown up now!) and two grandkids.
Karina has lovingly undertaken the kind rescue of a mangy ginger pussy cat (14 years ago!), who rules the roost and calls her slave!! He often has a presence in online workshops (albeit in the background) and is right by her side with every creative endeavour she undertakes.
Karina started painting when she was a small child and really enjoyed being creative, but there was much criticism about her work, and she felt that she was not good enough, so she stopped painting. Then along came that burning desire to be creative again and in the 1990’s she picked up a brush and started to express her feelings using art as a medium and began to heal from broken relationships and hardship.
Karina lived through some tough times, relationships of abuse, single motherhood, being outcast by her family and a history of mental health issues and self- medication. She turned to art and alternative practices and now uses these as medicine. “Art is Medicine” and Karina believes everyone is creative, even if they don’t! She encourages people to become genuine and authentic though self-expression.
Karina’s passion is to support people to use creative therapies to induce their own healing and growth, and she gets a buzz from watching and hearing people heal from the creative techniques she shares in her workshops and in individual therapy sessions. Karina’s goal with all her creative offerings is to build strong, resilient souls, connected communities and to support people to live by their own values and navigate their lives with a sure heart and strong spirit.
Karina says “I genuinely get a kick from creating unique programs and delivering these to individuals and to groups of women (and men), and that my work in the world matters, and it is worth the journey. People complete my workshops with a spark of energy, finding something golden or magic, and they can use this new information to move forward in their lives. I want people to develop resilience and strength and a way to navigate their own lives by learning about themselves”.
What informs my work is a trust and a following in my own intuitive creative side and a belief that there is the same place inside other people. I am passionate about expressing myself and my many faces and states of being, in my artwork. My connection to nature and divining and living in my own beautiful habitat, and honouring her creativity, becomes one of my guides of being in flow with my creative side.
I am an artist that paints using different mediums and with varied subjects and I allow my muse to guide what I create. In this, I seek to inform and show people, a part of me that I am in touch with, my heart, an allow this to flow into my artwork and my teachings as well.
My Intuitive Creative is the face of my muse and she allows my art to be free flowing and colourfully bright. I use colours that depict my mood and many moments of healing have appeared during these soothing times. I believe that meditational art is medication for me and I have moved many dark mountains in my art room, mostly internal, and I emerge as a newly blossoming flower.
Being the intuitive creative artist and therapist, one of my most favourite things to do is to create art processes and workshop based upon the messages from my muse and from the universal energy presenting at that moment. I guess I would say I am an art healer, I allow art to heal and be present in my life and I show my beloveds how to do the same.
I became serious about painting in the mid 1990’s after a series of art classes and workshops and I had decided that I wanted art to be at the bottom of my Maslow’s triangle where I needed it to be part of my life to survive, and became a basic survival need for many years.
Shifting the perspective and allowing myself to heal through art has given me a new direction in my work and my life. I continue to paint and develop my inherent passion, drive and skill with my art, and I offer it widely to others.
The world needs intuitive artists and visionary creatives to give people the tools to heal and grow, and for us to become more united as a society. I invit you to do the same.....below is a link to some free offereings for you to connect to your inner creative, and give permission for the paint brush to roam free........