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Susie Matson – Using Art to Heal

Susie_Matson

I am an energetic Bermudian.

I work with a large range of media from soft pastels, water colours to oils & wax.

I have concentrated on using oil & wax which entails just feeling your way & spending time looking at shapes to see what form they may take. They are works from the heart, my observations of nature that is around me and people.

At present I am using wax and I find that this media is ideal for expressing feelings, mood and for distance healing. Hidden in the art are Reiki symbols or initials. This is a two way positive action. Before I commit to paper I will first clear my mind, meditate & may light a candle for a situation or person as a focus. How do I know that this works? I don’t, however, I believe positive thoughts have positive reactions.

I am a spiritual person, & whether we choose to or not we are all spiritual beings and it is an important part of our psyche and I believe to our mental and physical health.

Working like this has inspired me to put words to the painting although sometimes the words come first. Labyrinth is a typical example where the words came directly after finishing the piece, in fact until that point I did not have a clue of subject matter, colour or title, before beginning. I just went with the flow, all I knew was that it was for a person and the situation they where in.

My hope or aim  is to inspire others & give encouragement & hope through my pieces of work. Perhaps create in you a pause for thought.

I have exhibited some works of art in Bermuda at the beginning of 2008. The exhibition there was successful for getting me known on the Island, most of the sales happened after the event. I am currently renewing & uploading my new paintings to my website. I hope you find them interesting, you can view them by visiting

http://www.suzette-matson.com

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Late Change

Late Change
Oil on Wax

Late Change is an oil and wax piece with the Cho-Ku-Rei symbol hidden within it. You can also  see lines which are in silver for connections. This piece was created for an older female friend  who was very depressed about the job she was in and frightened to change it.   My friend is  now retired and enjoying life.

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Labyrinth

Labyrinth

This piece was created to do distant healing work and is quite large (2′ x4′ unmounted).  Perhaps the following words, which come with the piece, will give you a clue as to what it is about…

A Soul crouched in the labyrinth of undergrowth entwined with the thorns.
The Soul reached out for the light and it eludes him.
Disheartened the Soul begins to turn away, towards darkness.
Another Soul reaches forward, touches him, turning him
back towards the light.
Hand in hand together they surge forwards.
Battling their fears to reach the light.

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Lights Under the Ocean

Lights Under the Ocean

Lights Under the Ocean was done in the wake of Haiti with the tsunami that followed.   In this one are some initials with the Reiki Sei-He-Ki symbol hidden within.   It is a work for hope and healing. It is a large piece of A1 size un-mounted

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Soul Search

Soul Search

Not so long ago I had a very low period within myself, my emotions where everywhere. I tried to quieten my mind, then got out my colours & began to work on this small piece. I took my time & this type of focus enabled me to search from within positively. I was then able to recharge my energy system. I have since used this piece in distance healing. And those who know that I have used it have reported feeling more positive about their life..

Celebration 1

Celebration 1

This piece and the one that follows where done for my brother who asked me to do something for a large space/wall. They wanted a focal point for a house which has just been finished. Initially it was to be 1 large piece, I did 2. Celebration 1 has hidden in it the Reiki symbol SEI-HE-KI. Because many workers had been in their house all with their varying energies I felt the need to purify, clear and protect their space. They both specified what colours they wanted. Celebration 2 has the symbol of power or the light switch. My hope is that my brother’s family, his home, and all who visit be blessed.  Both pieces are over A1 size mounted.

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Celebration 2

Celebration 2

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Light

Light

Light is a piece of encaustic work I did for me.  I use this one to aid in replenishing my energies for protection and for distance healing. It does have hidden in it the Reiki Cho-Ku-Rei & Sei-He-Ki  symbols.

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Mind's Eye

Mind’s Eye

Mind’s Eye contains within it  initials and the Reiki Sei-He-Ki and is also used as a tool for healing

We invite you to use any or all of these images for your own healing.  Simply find the image that calls you, set your intention for healing, and then spend time with the image, looking at it softly and allowing it to work with and through you.

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If you’re an artist and you would like to be featured in this gallery, please contact us using the form found here: Inspirational Artists Wanted

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19 Responses to “Susie Matson – Using Art to Heal”

  1. geri says:

    I loved all the paintings. they are beautiful and touching. you are an amazing artist.

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  2. Irene says:

    Wow, you are so talented! These works are so beautiful, yet mystical and powerful. I am so glad that you are using your talent to help others through healing. Keep it up, you are great! Just looking at these inspires me to create works of art. Thank you for sharing! Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

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  3. Leila says:

    Thanks for sharing your pictures Suzette.

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  4. Nancy says:

    Dear Suzette,

    Your work is awe inspiring and the healing energy springs forth like good cheer with mates at Sommer’s Warf, Blackbeards, and other haunts in St. Georges I used to fancy while living in your lovely slice of paradise!!

    Thank you for warming my heart and enlivening so many sunny and wonderful memories of where my first daughter was born, Atlantia, who is now 11 years old; poor site! She can’t wait for any opportunity to arise for her first return visit to her vital home-Island!

    If you chance upon her auntie, Jen Ward, of eMedia, please extend warm and loving embraces that we will surely feel here, despite the Atlantic seaway, or rather gulf-stream that divides our space in time.

    You’ve inspired me to add new forms and elements of healing ways into my own art, and for that I will always be consciously greatful! It’s a far cry from my life as a mechanic for Meyer Industries so long ago! I hope that everyone in our Beloved Bermuda is well and still somewhat incubated from the other-worldly madness we seem to be a part of on this near continent.

    Most of us are quite sane, if your not in the habit of watching the telly and especially the international news feeds, you may already be aware of our plight for re-spect in media ethics, if that makes sense!

    Re-Spect: something Suzette does every day…[verb] to look, and look again; then to look closer!

    Re – as in repeat, again and again; and Spect -[verb, also!] to seek out, to look for, to look into and around; to investigate!

    Thus, we become better artists, healers, and citizens of our one world, in the simple act of ReSpecting ourselves, each other and of course all the beauty that surrounds us regardless of so many competing agendas of social, cultural or political noise and other flavors.

    To “ReSpect” teaches us to tune down this static and see beyond its particles and into the waves of form, which your art defines so elegantly, Suzette!!

    I was fortunately forewarned of a habit of complacency that can take the Magic of Bermuda from an unaware visitor or ex-patriot worker, which is a shame at best for those less fortunate than I was.

    The message I was emphatically given was: “Never, to take the gift of my presence on this Island gem for granted!!”

    And boy am I glad for both the person who taught me this treasured lesson, before I arrived and who had a second chance to redeem his own error in experience. I benefited by being in the “Know of Now” and lived happily and enthusiastically for every possible moment there as if it were my last.

    This comes to mind Suzette, because the flowing essence of your pieces; they portend a kind of art-i-fi-cation of feelings of wellness and more personally, the treasured Spirit of many soulful Bermudians I met and some who continue to be in touch. Meanwhile we all carry on some where, in this world and as such we still share this one, long, now.

    Well, if you can’t sense the inspiration you’ve imparted here with your work, then I must be a poor communicator!!

    Many thanks for your vision and the skillful eloquence you embody in these mediums, your creations are an form of Artistic Healing and Shamanistic Vision-Speak! Keep up the Energy Effusion, please!

    I am interested in how you work with wax, if you care to share this with me, I can be reached via “contact us” on OWR Gallery’s web page: http://oneworldrenaissance.com

    Sincerely,
    Nancy Rosa Janelle

    Bermudian at Heart,
    Atlantean by Nature,
    Artist of Calling

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  5. Suzette says:

    Thank you Nancy, I will pass your message on. I think everyone is feeling the effects of finances & other events. Perhaps it is artists that can speak through their work about things that do matter in life.
    Keep laughing..& joy will follow.
    I will be in touch
    Regards
    Suzette (Susie)

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  6. Sshankar says:

    Thanks Suzette, for the sharing your master pieces. Fact when I ws checking the mail, I was a bit upset – mentally and bodily as i began to stare at the paintings I could feel the lightness in me. Your paintings do have the healing power. Thanks once again.
    Love and joy,
    Sshankar, India.

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  7. Nickie says:

    Beautiful, inspirational, shapes and designs.

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  8. DariaDaria says:

    Soul search speaks loudest to me, although all of your paintings are beautiful and inspiring. :)

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  9. Would love to communicate with you as i am promoting globally about art and music being used for healing medium for trauma Skype catherinehislop

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  10. Simply amazing!

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  11. Dianne says:

    Hi Suzette, I love your paintings and especially the idea of healing with them. I have painted my entire life and I have been thinking of doing paintings along the same lines but more of the idea of creating paintings that make people feel good. Though the ideas I have for my painting are not anything like yours (but I have been putting words into mine too) seeing your work has inspired me to keep my ideas alive. Thank you. I love the idea of creating positive emotions within art. Have fun! Dianne, New Zealand.

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  12. Monique says:

    Very much enjoyed these wondrous paintings – touch the soul, lift the spirit and inspire to hone one’s own creative expression. Thanks a million

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  13. Emmeline says:

    This is absolutely wonderful work ! Of course there are a few that are my very favorite like “Mind’s eye” or “The light” or “Sunburst”… but I like them all ! what a good energy! I just posted your website link on group Arts and healing work Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artshealingnetwork/?fref=ts
    Thank you for your work !

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  14. I love your paintings. They have a very high spiritual and healing energy about them. You are a very gifted soul and have much to be proud of.

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  15. Fran says:

    I love your artwork it seems to bring out something deep inside me and I love to keep observing because it gives me peaceful feelings.

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  16. Rob says:

    Beautiful, very unusual artwork!

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  17. raghu says:

    wOW DEAR you are an amazing artist. I love ALL YOUR paintings…;-)

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  18. Bethne says:

    Absolutely lovely Susie.I would be delighted to be surrounded by these pictures.I found them uplifting and intriguing.

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  19. melissa says:

    These are absolutely beautiful! I see faeries everywhere! Such wonderful energy you are passing along with your works of art. Thanks for sharing your magnificent light!

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