9" x 12" mixed-media paintings illustrating the natal, or birth astrological chart. These are hand drawn and painted, artistic, illustrative and ornamental visual celebrations honoring the individual's life.
We are all born with the celestial imprint at our first breath. The astrological natal chart is a map of our solar system's planets and lights relative to the earth at the moment and location of birth. One's natal chart is a celestial orchestration of the planets which represent the energies and potential of the individual in this life. Their positions and the angular relationships between the planets illuminate this. The planets, signs and houses become symbols revealing information. It isn't that the planets themselves affect us here on earth, but the planetary positions serve as signs or maps which have been observed since ancient times.
The following is quoted from the "Astrodienst" website
"Astrology sees mankind as being not only influenced by hereditary factors and the environment, but also by the state of our solar system at the moment of birth. The planets are regarded as basic life-forces, the tools we live by as well as the basis of our very substance. These planetary forces take on different forms, depending on their zodiacal position and on the way they relate to one another."
"The aspects formed between the planets describe these relationships, the positions of the planets in relation to the place of birth tell us of their expression in the spheres of life depicted by the astrological houses."
"By interpreting the roles of these players (the planets) and their qualities (the elements, signs and houses) and creating a synthesis, astrology is able to present a complete and comprehensive picture of the person and his potential, based on the natal horoscope."
Every person has a unique astrological chart and as we know, each person is one-of-a kind. Everyone's star wants to shine. Every person has characteristics, abilities, talents and possibilities unique to them. All chart paintings are positive and meant to create an inspiration for the individual.
I've been a student of Astrology for decades, and years ago I decided to combine my enthusiasm for reading charts with my gift and skill for making visual art. The painted astrology charts were created from this idea born over twenty five years ago.
I work with traditional astrological associations, using colors, plants, animals, and other symbolic imagery which is appropriate to the chart as well as my intuition. I might include imagery inspired by Medieval illuminated manuscripts, classical mythology, European antiquarian prints and architecture. In creating my chart designs, I use a kind of collage approach to pattern design with an eye toward creating striking and relevant color combinations.
I sometimes add elements inspired by religious paintings, architectural and decorative motifs, paying tribute to the Sacred within each person. I love using rich color and pattern.
As I begin work on an astrology chart painting I first carefully study that chart, then collect images and ideas for the colors, symbols, patterns and design. My goal in producing a painting is to create a meaningful, inspiring and beautiful "celestial" portrait for the individual. A great deal of respect, time, care and skill goes into each work.
The Astrology Charts make wonderful gifts, for yourself or a loved one and for new parents.
Your order now comes with a complimentary 17-20 page chart interpretation.
All charts are made from archival artists' materials and are made to last. I use only the finest watercolor, gouache, acrylic, inks and colored pencil on lovely Twinrocker handmade watercolor paper.
Custom Painted Chart Examples
Custom Painted Chart Examples