Cassandra has an intense passion for art in all its guises. She believes in the power of creativity to transform people’s lives, making them feel refreshed, playful, inspired and adventurous. As artist Paul Klee says – "one eye sees and the other feels"
Cassandra’s creative collections are echoes of our culture when we are at our happiest. Classic but fresh each time. The significance of creativity whether it is painting, photography, writing or anything that involves taking something that doesn’t exist and making it real is about the power of transformation. “Sometimes all it takes is one sentence in a book, one evocative image or one sensual painting to evoke a radical reinvention of one’s life.”
Cassandra’s pieces all embody the essence of her beliefs and speak to her soul mission: to live life to the fullest, to take risks, to be playful, to create beauty, to have fun - and to help others achieve the same. Her latest works embrace the simplicity of pleasure and personal experiences that incite joy. “I am inspired by the East – particularly Buddhism, and the ancient art of calligraphy. As an intuitive artist with a passion for following my 'inner joy' I hope my work captures and celebrates the 'life-giving' aspects of art, and leaves viewers with a feeling of pleasure and contentment.”
Cassandra was a finalist in the 2008 Adam's Portrait award and the supreme winner of the 2008 Wai Art Awards. She has participated in various overseas workshops including a Sumi–E ink painting workshop in Hawaii with ex-pat artist, Max Gimblett. for several years she then focused more on writing creativity but since moving to Kerikeri has been focusing on her painting as well.
Cassandra's work can be seen at The Little Black Gallery during KOAST.
Click on the images below to see enlargements of her work and scroll through the slideshow.
- Click here to email Cassandra Gaisford
- 021 873 833