CURRENT and/or COMING EXHIBITIONS in GLOUCESTERSHIRE
TRANSPERSONAL ART ~ drawings & paintings ~ JAIMIE CAHLIL
Monday 12th October – Saturday 7th November – 2015
STAR ANISE ART CAFE – STROUD
Open House, 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1QG
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm; Saturday: 8:30am – 5pm
PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS (framed)
figurative & abstract – the most recent ones reflecting the Painswick area
PURCHASING ENQUIRIES: contact Jaimie on 01865 453131 or 075 7996 4220
MINCHINHAMPTON COUNTRY FAYRE – Gloucestershire (weekend 11-13 September 2015) Showing a small selection of Jaimie’s drawings & paintings… PURCHASING ENQUIRIES: contact Jaimie on 01865 453131 or 075 7996 4220
INTRODUCING Transpersonal Art by JAIMIE CAHLIL
as part of ‘ARTBURST’ (Painswick art festival) in PAINSWICK, Gloucestershire
Saturday 1st August – Wednesday 5th August – 2015
COTSWOLD ROOM in THE PAINSWICK CENTRE
Bisley Street, PAINSWICK (near Stroud), GL6 6QQ
PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS (framed)
figurative & abstract – the most recent ones reflecting the local area
PURCHASING ENQUIRIES: contact Jaimie on 01865 453131 or 075 7996 4220
MOST RECENT PAST EXHIBITIONS – as follows
UNIQUE TRANSPERSONAL ART ~ JAIMIE CAHLIL ~ whole of October 2014 Affordable calming uplifting paintings – oils on canvas…perhaps drawings, too.
Oxford Central Library’s Gallery Wall …from 4pm Wednesday 1st October…until probably Friday 31st October …in a lovely space where there are easy chairs for easy viewing! Exhibition viewing as library open times: Mon-Thurs 9am-7pm; Fri-Sat 9am-5pm. Oxford Central Library, Gallery Wall, 2nd Foor, Westgate Centre, Oxford OX1 1JD
PURCHASING ENQUIRIES: contact Jaimie on 01865 453131
AFFORDABLE FRAMED TRANSPERSONAL OIL PAINTINGS:
GREEN’S ART CAFE – 14 Bonn Square, OXFORD OX1 1EU http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/event/135142/TRANSPERSONAL_PAINTINGS_by_Transpersonal_Psychotherapist_JAIMIE_CAHLIL
MONDAY 24th MARCH 2014…for 6-8 weeks…til mid or end MAY: (Mondays-Saturdays: 7:30am-7pm; Sundays: 8:30am-6pm)
DREAM ART EXHIBITION – CHARITY AUCTION – LONDON
RR Gallery, St. Peter’s, Kensington Park Rd, 7 March 2014
The Dream Art exhibition will be hung on the 24-25 February in the RR Gallery in St Peter’s Church, Notting Hill. The exhibition will be open to public view leading up to the Dream Evening and a sale 7 March between 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
JAIMIE CAHLIL has given 2 paintings for the charity auction: ‘Gentle Warrior’ (or ‘Warrior of Compassion’) & ‘Golden Mandala of Transformation’ (or ‘Many Aspects of One’)
The event will be very generously catered and will include Guest Speaker Dr Nigel Hamilton speaking on “Dreams as Mirrors of the Inner Self”. Smart Casual.
See www.tinyurl.com/DRI-HELP-dreamevening for tickets. HELP has 25 complementary tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis. For a complementary ticket or more information contact Mary Ziemer, Director, HELP, 020 7221 9974.
A Dream Evening & Dream Art
A Dream Art Sale: 7 March
The RR Gallery is pleased to host A Dream Art Exhibition & Sale for a local charity’s annual fundraising event:
A Dream Evening on 7 March
2014, 7:00 to 10:00pm. Art Sale 7:00 to 8:30pm.
The charity, HELP Counselling Centre, on 57 Portobello Road, offers affordable counselling. With the Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Education’s, Dream Research Institute (DRI), HELP celebrates the healing power of dreams.
TRANSFORMATIVE ART to NOURISH YOUR SOUL
JAIMIE CAHLIL – locally-sourced free range – TRANSPERSONAL ARTIST (also, Transpersonal Psychotherapist) is holding a profoundly transformative exhibition of *affordable TRANSPERSONAL OIL PAINTINGS in Greens Art Café in Oxford’s city centre: 14 Bonn Square, Oxford OX1 1EU
TRANSFORMATIVE ART to NOURISH YOUR SOUL… will begin in March 2014… and run for 6 or 8 weeks (precise start & end dates yet to be set) in Green’s Art Café (fair trade, organic, locally sourced, free range) holds regular art exhibitions, as the name suggests.
Opening hours: Mondays-Saturdays 7:30am-7pm; Sundays 8:30am-6pm
* Affordable art – which the purchaser may be pay for in negotiated/agreed installments
CALLING TRANSPERSONAL VISUAL ARTISTS!
JAIMIE CAHLIL ASKS… are you a visual artist working in a *transpersonal way?
At seventeen, I trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford University (1972-75). In my middle years, I began practicing meditation and mindful-playfulness. In slightly later years, I trained in transpersonal psychotherapy…
I draw deeply from meditation and mindfulness practice. This has naturally shaped my art and my therapy work. The ancient mandala is assuming an increasing presence in my paintings. A while ago I came to recognise in the mandala, ancient visual aid to meditation, what I call the ‘essential pattern’: dot within circle, pupil within iris, core within apple. For me, the mandala’s pattern symbolises creative potential and manifestation, or essence and expression. Mandala-being: in parallel, I notice how our own deep ‘centre’ within our being gives rise to soulful self-expression. This is reflected in many of my paintings.
In my 2012 exhibitions, I began referring to my paintings as ‘transpersonal’. And then I discovered ‘Transpersonal Art’ already existed as an art movement when this search term found me a book called ‘Transpersonal Art: The paintings of Monika von Moltke’. Next, I came across the European Transpersonal Association website (http://www.eurotas.org/), and discovered that Transpersonal Art was named so in the 1960s. This fired me with the determination to revive and develop this genre. Consequently I have begun searching for ‘transpersonal’ artists worldwide – for whom transformative soulful spirituality is the *intended experiential essence of our work. My intention is to invite such artists to present Transpersonal Art to the 21st century art world.
To whosoever may visit my exhibition of Transpersonal Paintings (all November – Oxford Central Library – Gallery Wall, 2nd Floor – Oxford), my suggestion is to simply EXPERIENCE… pausing in front of whichever picture calls you… and be curious… noticing emotional, intuitive, or subtle body-felt responses…
RECENT PAST EXHIBITIONS
TRANSPERSONAL ART: emerging deep-rooted genre!
1st – 30th NOVEMBER 2013:
AFFORDABLE TRANSPERSONAL PAINTINGS by JAIMIE CAHLIL
NINE framed oil paintings on canvas are on display on the GALLERY WALL, 2nd Floor, Oxford Central Library, Oxford, OX1 1DJ (Mon-Thurs 9am-7pm; Fri-Sat 9am-5:30pm.) If you have need, there is a lift to the 2nd Floor, where – at the far end, you will find comfortable seats for viewing and absorbing this exhibition of intuitive contemplative work. JAIMIE SUGGESTS you simply EXPERIENCE… pausing in front of whichever picture draws you. Be curious… noticing any emotional, intuitive, or subtle body-felt responses…
TWO MONTHS: Monday 2nd September – end of October 2013
Taster show of paintings by transpersonal painter & psychotherapist, Jaimie Cahlil
… in the waiting room at the Oxford Natural Health Centre, Church Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 3JR (Oxford Natural Health Centre telephone: 01865-715615)
BROAD CANVAS OPEN EXHIBITION: ‘OUTDOORS’
(Saturday) 4th May – 27th May (bank holiday Monday)
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 17:30; Sunday (& bank holidays): 11:00 – 17:00
The Little Gallery, Broad Canvas, 20 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AS
Telephone: 01865 244025 Broad Canvas shop website: www.broadcanvas.net
The THEME of this year’s exhibition is ‘OUTDOORS’.
Bearing this in mind, the painting I shall show will be a creative response to the theme
– as the subject matter of my paintings tends to be ‘beyond’ inside or outside.
Due to the ‘intimate’ size of The Little Gallery, all exhibits will be suitably intimate in size.
JAIMIE CAHLIL – TRANSPERSONAL PAINTINGS
GALLERY WALL, Oxford Central Library, Oxford
Tuesday 4th December 2012 – Friday 4th January 2013
To view Jaimie Cahlil’s paintings following this exhibition:
ring JAIMIE: 01865 453131 or Email
GREETINGS CARD REPRODUCTIONS of PAINTINGS by JAIMIE CAHLIL
These currently available in the two ‘MAIL BOXES ETC’ shops in Oxford:
Headington: 94 London Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9FN
Summertown: 266 Banbury Rd, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DL
REVIEWS of EXHIBITIONS by JAIMIE CAHLIL
Photograph (c) David Fleming
ALLURING ART: IN THE FRAME – Pete Hughes of the Oxford Mail (29 December 2012)
An Oxford artist has accidentally become the latest proponent of an obscure European art movement. Therapist and painter, Jaimie Cahlil, above, from Headington, is a Transpersonal artist, a style inspired by his therapy technique. He says transpersonal therapy involves transcending the limits of the self and feeling connected to a larger more meaningful reality. Mr Cahlil says that he created his own painting style, before discovering that other artists in Europe were already using the term for their style. His unique paintings are also on display this month at the Oxford library until January 4.
Mr Cahlil, 58, said: “I would say, come along to the exhibition and have the experience.
“It is a quiet space, and you must allow yourself to be drawn to whatever pictures draw you to them.
“Then you do what you never do – take your time and be still, and then you will have a transpersonal experience.”
Photograph (c) Jaimie Cahlil
SOUL POWER – Roz Miles of Oxford Art Cat (12 November 2012)
The first thing artist Jaimie Cahlil tells me is that his work is “not conventional” and “not fashionable”.
The 58-year-old emerging artist paints vivid, colourful paintings with a clear spiritual quality. When you look at them in the flesh they have a powerful meditative quality. He believes this is because many of his paintings have a mandala within them.
In Sanskrit ‘mandala’ means a circle within a circle – an ancient focus for meditation. Jaimie explained the mandala is the essence of his painting process – in that he looks deep within (the inner circle) while holding a sense of the whole (the outer circle).
He describes his work as “speaking to the soul”. Jaimie began meditating in the 80s to inspire creativity. Now meditation gives him the deeply receptive state required for the creative process, which he calls “soul work”.
Having trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art when it was still based inside the Ashmolean Museum, Jaimie thought this an appropriate place for us to meet. As we stood outside the entrance, it struck me what an amazing, special feeling it must have been to turn up every day at the palatial Ashmolean building and study art. He told me he used to call it “The Temple” and that his father had studied there before him.
Since his art studies he has trained as a psychotherapist, having always been the kind of person people confide in. This means now he has an ideal occupation, which gives him time and space to paint alongside. He explained that psychotherapy and painting nourish one another.
Apart from the mandala, all Jaimie’s paintings share an essential thread – the presence of light. He tells me how, as a small child, he had a daydream which he’s never forgotten. He was walking alone along a dark deserted road lit only by the stars. As he looked, the very brightest star, a tiny point of light in the sky, came closer and closer and the light suddenly entered through his head, into his heart and he felt deeply loved. This experience transformed his life and has influenced his work ever since.
The key to Jaimie’s work is intuition. When he begins a piece, he has absolutely no idea what it will look like in the end.
“Paintings start in lots of different ways”, he said. “They might start with a feeling, a fleeting experience, a word or a phrase or an image that comes into my mind.”
“When I get an impression, an energetic sense of something, I respond to that.”
“There’s something deep in the process of painting that moves me profoundly, sometimes to tears – of joy. It’s transformative.”
While this might sound nuts to many readers, there is something about Jaimie and his work which makes sense. While his work doesn’t exactly fit the genre of visionary art (no unicorns in the mist) talking to him and seeing his work brings to mind the mystical medieval Christian writers like Julian of Norwich, who I studied at university. They share an unconventional approach and a pure spiritual base. The mystics’ work was religious in a way that Jaimie’s is not, but that is only because he is cutting out the middleman – man-made religion – and goes straight to the source – which he doesn’t call God – in his words it’s “the breath and heart of all existence” – but that’s the essence of what people mean by God isn’t it?
Jaimie’s work will certainly appeal to people with a spiritual bent, but I have no doubt it will draw in people who wouldn’t expect to enjoy it.
RECENT PAST EXHIBITIONS
PLEASE NOTE: some of the paintings shown on my website may be slightly altered by the time you see them, as I often continue to work on my paintings, prior to purchase!
‘PICTURE OF THE WEEK’
A small painting by Jaimie Cahlil will be on public display
in the window of the art shop BROAD CANVAS in Broad Street, OXFORD UK
Monday 12 November – Sunday 18 November 2012
‘OPEN STUDIO EXHIBITION’
Saturday 17 November – Sunday 18 November 2012 (11am – 4pm)
LOCATION: 1 Cardwell Crescent, Oxford, OX3 7QE
Soulfully expressive many-layered transpersonal oil paintings on canvas –
many new, with some older paintings at clearance prices.
And the opportunity to discuss arranging for a personal mandala
for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
High quality reproductions of older work (clearance prices)
From time to time, I offer workshops/groups in Headington, Oxford OX3 – in soulful / spiritual creative expression, intuitive art, and in personal symbols & mandala making… Also, most years I hold an exhibition of my paintings. If you are interested in receiving ‘Coming Events’ information, please let me know.