Artists
 

Mother of the Heart Heart-Centerd Love The Heart of the Mother Sends Healing White Buffalo Brings Peace Resonance of the Heart Love in many Ways I Hear the Voice of my Ancestors Calling Me Love is the Answer Mother Mary Comes to Me Wisdom of the Ancestors Flowing Through the Threads of Our Lives – #1 Flowing Through the Threads of Our Lives – #2 Flowing Through the Threads of Our Lives – #3 The Quiet Dance - #2 The Quiet Dance - #1 Threads of Our Lives #3 Threads of Our Lives #2 Threads of Our Lives - #1 Mother Earth Guardian Heart Strings #3 of 3 Heart Strings #2 of 3 Heart Strings #1 Grace - The Guiding Light White Lotus Opens Waterfalls of Tears of Love To See the Light Mothering Peace Whispers - Face to Face Opening the Veils - Mothering Peace Opening the Veils - Divine Mother Healing Voices Opening to the Joy of Transformation Soul Songs fo the Goddess Healing Prayers Let Us Sing Overflowing Love #2 Diptych Overflowing Love #1 Diptych Oneness of Spirit Enlightenment The Way Healing - White Buffalo Returns Lotus Heart Opens with Turtle Medicine Windows of Peace The Guardian Prayers for Peace Opening the Veils of Peace Wisdom of the Owls Nature Speaks of Oneness Butterfly Dance Divine Play Courage of the Inner Heart Illusions Beyond the Veils #3 Beyond the Veils #2 Spirit of the Breath India Speaks of Oneness Namaste Prayers of Many Colors

 
Statement:

My work is a series of mixed media paintings and surface manipulation. I incorporate metaphors from my personal life experiences, my love of dance, music and photographic images I have taken during travels along with multicultural collections to represent our universal connection to all our relations. Many of my pieces represent deeper levels of feminine awakening by encoding multiple layers of images that trigger memories of ancient and present wisdom. In some of my recent compositions, the combination of calligraphic and Asian symbols, ancient text and sacred sites help create a deeper level of resonance. Through many layers of painting, written prayers and songs, collage and transfer images, I am revisiting my spiritual journey as an artist using creative expressions. My hope is that my original creations open our hearts and touch our souls to inspire and lift our spirits. I will continue along a theme that speaks to people's hearts and touches them in ways that are healing and helpful in developing an understanding of our interconnectedness.

About the Artist:

Toni Carlton is a multi media artist, owner, director and curator of Carlton Gallery for over 30 years. A graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Fine Art as well as Industrial Technology and a Business minor, her artwork has developed over the years in various media from fiber-arts to mixed media paintings. Toni's most recent artwork incorporates fine handwoven fibers woven as a meditation or prayer into mixed media paintings reconnecting with her fiber background and her Appalachian heritage in the mountains of NC, USA.