What is Mindfulness Painting?
I’m Hannah Lowe Corman, a mindfulness painter in New York. I’ve been painting and drawing since childhood, studying after school and during summers at the Maryland Institute College of Art. While my undergraduate degrees are in Finance and French and I spent the first part of my career in investment banking and not-for-profit fundraising, I’ve been painting as a career since 2016, working on organically-inspired collections and custom commissions.
In the past, I have studied art and art history at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Sorbonne in Paris, the Ann Arbor Art Center and as an artist in residency at Arts Letters and Numbers in Upstate New York. My large-scale wedding backdrops have been featured in My Wedding Magazine, Borrowed + Blue, and The Perfect Palette. I am also a yoga teacher and longtime student of meditation, which I meld with my painting practice into what I describe as the process of Mindfulness Painting.
There is a rhythm to my work and to my body as I work. I get lost in the painting, such that I’m only aware of the creation at hand. Time runs out and something jolts me back to reality, but while I’m painting, I’m in the flow. I’ve dipped into the greater universal consciousness. I’m unaware of to-do list thoughts, concerns or worry. Painting is a meditation, a continual practice of becoming present. To learn more about my painting process, read this blog post all about it.
The art that results, and the feelings triggered by viewing it, is a product of this mind-body approach: serene, anchored in a memory or mood, tranquil, aware of the present.
It’s fulfilling to see that the mindfulness practice I undertake in painting creates art that resonates with joyful, high-vibrating people, who then share that wonderful feedback with me, which in turn lifts my spirits too. I feel so happy that a process that is rewarding to me, gives so much to others.
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