Statement / Winternight Workshops / Bio
Winternight, MPS, is an artist, humanistic
educator, women’s counselor, and spiritual teacher who has created
formats for personal growth and transformation.
blends her background in art, human development, humanistic education,
and ascension to provide an uplifting, yet
practical approach to recreating our personal realities.
She believes we are the creators of a new earth, and it is our personal
and collective responsibility to use the energies available to us
to express our talents as fully as possible, thus changing the world.
We have much to offer the world - to change, nourish, and heal. Our
spirit and voice are essential. Transformation begins with each one
Winternight - Artist Statement
paintings express my experience as a woman, and a spiritual being.
Often my figures are flying – above the sea and pilot whales,
or the mountains and hills, perhaps covered in wild roses. There
is a play between inspiration and expression of spirit – as
I feel inspired, I express that feeling: putting the feelings into
form seems imperative, sometimes as a way to transcendence, sometimes
simply to express the joy of being in a very beautiful place.
art can be alchemical: I can transmute my experience by painting,
thereby releasing my spirit from whatever binds it to the earth,
making the act of painting personally and spiritually transformative.
People who see my paintings often have two responses: one, “why
are the figures flying?” and two, “Chagall!” To
the first I say, it is that expression of spirit. I don’t
fly in my dreams - it’s more the way I feel in my waking state.
To the second I say, I believe Chagall was also depicting spirit
in his work. Interestingly, he came from a little village in Russia
very near to where my own grandparents did. I don’t know if
there is a cultural connection, or we are simply kindred spirits.
Director of the Museum of American
Folk Art Gerard Wertkin has said my work possesses “a mystic
sense of the transcendent spirit (and power!) of women. There is
also an uplifting quality to the work, which is quite engaging.”
Winternight received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development
from Cornell University and Master’s degree in Humanistic
Education from the State University of New York, College at New
An artist and practitioner of Siddha Yoga meditation for 30 years,
she has studied expressive arts with Natalie Rogers, daughter
of Humanistic Psychologist Carl Rogers, and was a leader in the
international network of No
Limits for Women Artists, based on Re-evaluation
Counseling. In 1993 she began channeling, and now uses this ability
to draw upon healing energies of higher consciousness for those
participating in her transformational
workshops and individual counseling sessions.
has established Winternight Transformational
Guidance through which she offers her work. She has
also written a handbook, The Journey Deeper: Visions for Healing
offers three types of experiential workshops,
appropriate for conferences, businesses, healing centers and circles,
formatted for your group’s needs.
techniques of re-evaluation and expressive arts, participants can define
visions for change in their lives, clarify goals, and through a process
of inner-discovery, express purpose in new and meaningful ways.
Ultimately, it is the meaning we find in our work that determines our
sense of purposefulness or fulfillment, and when meaning is found at
soul-level, it has a profound effect on us in terms of attitude, vitality