Samyak Yamauchi, Playful Intutive Painter

I'm a playful intuitive painter in Portland, Oregon who trusts the creative process and my imagination to create some JOY in this world....
I’m inspired by color and the mystery of the great imagination that creates everything…
I meet a blank board with no notions of what I will paint. I lay down layers of paint, usually with my hands, but also with brushes. I add lines and doodle and more paint. I wait and watch for something to emerge during the process. When I see it, I block out around it to find its negative space. I hear its story and add other elements to finish.
It’s a really simple process, but it runs really deep, because these images and stories don’t come from my mind. They come through a connection with my true source of creation, which is a spiritual sweet space of peace and stillness that, when I am open to it, bursts into color and creates something joyously imaginative.