Fiona Strafford Semple was born in Australia in 1962, educated in America, and has lived in the Geneva, Switzerland region since 1992. In her early 20’s, she began photographing patterns in nature as a form of meditation. In her 40’s, she picked up a paintbrush and began experimenting in the plastic arts. Fiona believes that the creative process is a transformative power for wellbeing and spirituality: her paintings serve as a structure to connect and unite.
She begins by drawing a mandala because we are all connected elements evolving from a unifying center. The subsequent patterns within and without of the mandala describe the non-duality of the nature of our being and the world. Diversity within unity!
Fiona's paintings are also digitally printed on cashmere-silk or modal scarves: the scarf becomes a canvas! Order one at www.shopvida.com/collections/fiona-strafford