ArtbyBluePhoenix

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Announcement    Original Art by Heather Thompson, Blue Phoenix Art. Created in her serene studio housed within old growth cedars, each piece contains a story reflective of the Artist's journey. Heather is a successful gallery represented painter and independent artist. She is also a contemplative monastic and rare acquired savant (only a handful in the world). Every piece of custom art is an integration of emotion, deep thinking, spirituality and theology. Visit www.bluephoenixart.com to learn more.

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Original Art by Heather Thompson, Blue Phoenix Art. Created in her serene studio housed within old growth cedars, each piece contains a story reflective of the Artist's journey. Heather is a successful gallery represented painter and independent artist. She is also a contemplative monastic and rare acquired savant (only a handful in the world). Every piece of custom art is an integration of emotion, deep thinking, spirituality and theology. Visit www.bluephoenixart.com to learn more.

SPIRITUALITY*SERENITY*GROUNDING *INSPIRATION.

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Original Art by Acquired Savant and Contemplative Monastic Heather Thompson... Deeply rooted in her transformative journey, the art SPEAKS.

There are terms to describe my creativity…words like Synesthesia, Acquired Savantism and Accidental Genius are all thrown about among experts talking about how I suddenly discovered the ability to paint in 2011.  But this isn't just a story of painting; it is my experience of transformation.
 
I was an award-winning entrepreneur in home health and hospice before the “mild” traumatic brain injury that changed my life. I was married at the time, at the pinnacle of my career, with a 2 year old daughter.  In between business trips, I went to Costco to get a bag of cat food. While loading groceries, the hatch/tailgate of my SUV suddenly dropped on my head. Although I never lost consciousness, my life changed in an instant.  I had no idea how long my recovery would take (no one does, really). At first they said two weeks, then two months, and then up to a year.  No one is prepared for such a walk into the unknown. 
 
Just a few months after the injury, my neighbor Mac encouraged me to paint. He had just completed whole brain radiation for Stage 4 lung cancer. He brought me flowers every day to check in on me and gently nudged me toward art.   I honestly thought Mac was crazy, because I was not an artist before the accident.  In fact, I loved to look at paintings, because artists could express things that I found unimaginable.  Then, with an abundance of courage one day, I gave it a try.  Quickly, I discovered that my hands simply knew what to do when given colors and white space.  It was as easy as breathing.
 
With a new language - that of color and creativity - I transformed into an insatiable artist overnight. This is what it means to be an Acquired Savant. I am self-taught, and I have never taken an art class. I simply sat on the floor of the art store and allowed my hands to explore what felt right. That was the Summer of 2011. I am very fortunate that I do not have many of the tradeoffs that go with Acquired Savantism; Dr. Treffert calls this scenario "Accidental Genius." 
 
My journey through art continues to heal me, and I feel called to help others discover the profound healing power of art…something that I only discovered by accident. Beyond painting, I now explore a variety of creative endeavors including drawing, watercolor, digital painting, and jewelry. This Etsy Shop is dedicated to jewelry and prints. For more information about paintings, visit www.bluephoenixart.com.
 
I am a healing artist; A Contemplative Monastic. I am a mother. I no longer live in the City, as I choose to live among the trees and natural beauty that my eyes used to take for granted.  I study Theology. And if there is one thing that I know for sure, God is always with each of us, pouring out His grace, especially in times of struggle.  Art is prayer. Art is ministry. Art heals.
 

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