Shaukya Dekker, Local Visionary Artist
Born in Holland and inspired by the realm of spirit, Shaukya Dekker has passionately created art for more than 20 years. Her visionary paintings express a personal and collective process of […]
Born in Holland and inspired by the realm of spirit, Shaukya Dekker has passionately created art for more than 20 years. Her visionary paintings express a personal and collective process of healing and transformation. She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries along the Pacific Northwest, including the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, and Vaulted Gallery in Astoria.
During a significant breakthrough in 2014, Shaukya gave up the brush and began painting with her hands, allowing luminous energies to come directly through her onto the canvas. In the tradition of the European masters, she uses high quality natural walnut oil paints which resist yellowing and don’t require chemical solvents.
Reviews of Shaukya’s Works:
“I am convinced that Shaukya should be identified as a Modern “Dutch Master”, since she is descended from that great tradition. She puts her own interpretation on the world in much the same way Van Gogh was considered original and abstract in his time. Most people have a spiritual feeling or religious connection, but even for those who just wish to let other people inspire them there is one or more paintings that will strike a chord or psychic connection. Miss Dekker seems to be discovering and exposing the sacred elements in her mystical subjects in the same way Picasso endeavored to show the pathos and pain inside his subjects. These paintings are the epitome of contemporary abstract art.”
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