I have always loved the sky. For as long as I can remember I watched the clouds with amazement, miraculously taking shape and dissolve into clear sky again. One could say I was quite a daydreamer, and like the clouds, I could easily dissolve into open space. Here I opened up in another world, which was very real and tangible to me, and I could experience it with all my senses. One time in kindergarten, I was taken by the beauty of a flower and when it caught my total attention, it became like a doorway to a more expanded reality. There wasn't communication in words, but pure expression and exchange. It was what I could relate to as home. And my desire grew to express and be in this way at all times, as it was so comfortable, natural, whole and real.
Little did I know (or perhaps I did), how challenging and adventurous this path would become, as it was not quite easy to translate into words, or even have a framework, a base, a platform. or perhaps acceptance, to just express this awareness among others. For a very long time I felt like I lived in different worlds. One seemingly unrelated to the other, but I experienced both.
My path led me to become a gold and silversmith, as I loved natural materials, being creative, creating gifts for others and work with my hands. I expanded my creative skills and craftsmanship and it comforted me that this art craft I could do at any time in my life. My curiosity and interest but mainly my inner drive helped navigate me on my travels around the world and explore the natural world. Now and then touching base with more regular jobs, I always found uplifting elements in the various types of work.
A series of events led me to become a trainer / coach for teenagers and young adults in my home town. It appeared that there were many many teenagers that were not happy in school, were school drop outs, and clueless about how to go about life, to make the right decisions for themselves. I soon became main trainer in a team of professionals, collaborating with many schools in town, the regional team of school attendance officers and other professionals working specifically with these teenagers. I started lecturing, and kept track of the outcomes of each participant. It turned out that over 92 % of the teenagers/young adults returned to school, found another education, or found a job within 3 months time. We stayed in contact with the participants for 1,5 years. We became well known in the region and soon we assisted teenagers from other regions as well. Because of this, we were able to show that the training, the collaboration, the trust in these children, our dedication, really worked. And so I was able to continue this work for several years. We became the most successful in the country in assisting teenagers to go back to school and make the right decisions in which direction to go, We stayed in contact with the participants for 1,5 years.
After more than 4 years and having assisted hundreds of teenagers, it felt it was time to re-energize. I created Universal You where I continue up to this day my coaching in an other form. one on one, via telephone or Skype, and opened up internationally. I have been successfully working with young children, babies, teenagers, adults, parents, unemployed people and people who are in a transitioning period of their lives( be it departing, getting divorced, moving, becoming unemployed, having difficult decisions to make, feel stuck and disoriented) from all walks of life. It is my joy being able to gently yet powerfully and successfully support the people that find me and that I come across. With my very unique talents I am able to create a space where everyone will discover, experience, express their own multi-dimensional self, talents and gifts and continue to bring into acceptance, strengthen and express in every day life. Life becomes richer, more meaningful and new bonding, relationships with life nature one another are becoming stronger. It is inevitable that a new reality starts to shape itself and can be experienced as a contiuous creative flow of expansion, vitality, health, upliftment, nurturance guidance, support. More about my private session services www.universalyou.net
Over time, to create more balance in my life, the inner pull to express my art in other ways became stronger. I had always loved drawing, painting and create true stories that I wanted to become alive since I was a child, and now it was time to make visible the stories and realities I held deep within, I found that this medium would be perfect to express my inner language. Not in words, but with brush strokes, color, movement, vibration. And the birth of a series of paintings begun.
Nature is my great inspiration. Having spend longer periods of time in nature I noticed it is strengthening my inner feelings and from here my artistic expressions are birthed. I started out with water colour and gouache. After a while a dear friend of mine encouraged me to work with oil paints. Since that time I work mainly with water based oil paints on linen canvas. Listening and observing intensely to my inner feelings, sometimes months after spending long time in nature, this dialogue and experimentation with colors and the movement of brush strokes taught me how to best bring the imagery together. So in that sense I am a self taught painter, but then nature is my teacher as well.
I am currently creating and open for commissioned art work! Feel free to contact me if you feel drawn to my work and love to have a commissioned painting. I create paintings in many different sizes and price ranges. We can always work out what best suits you and your specific space! Currently I am also creating new series of paintings, poetry, and Limited Editions. Through Imakuy Art , this website, I sell my Art work in various forms. Limited Editions are available, in various sizes, materials and prices. Also of some of the paintings there are Art Card sets available.
Imakuy was founded by me on February 2nd 2007, and Imakuy Art is one of the "branches" of this small business or how I call it often "busy ness". I also create commissioned Art work. Please contact me for more information, I would be glad to work with you!
Under the name Imakuy Jewelry I regularly create unique pieces of jewelry. I work with silver and gold, and regularly with gem stones, wool, and other natural materials. If you would like me to create a piece of jewelry or set for you, please feel free to contact me. I also regularly re use jewelry for clients and uplift them by adding elements, melt them for creation of a new piece or take elements to rebuild a new piece.