Ryoko Chiba (Indigo) is a native of Sapporo, Japan. After she took adult education watercolor classes in Charleson, SC in 2000, her dormant talent has awakened and begun to paint, exhibit and study art in earnest. She started it late in her life, but she has been artists many times in her past lives. This time, her art has been her rediscovery of who she is and led her to opportunities in U.S. and abroad and awakening her spiritual path. Her journey continues as an artist and a spiritual student. She lives in Reno, NV and visit Mt. Shasta, CA for her resources of inspiration.
What is Mandala?
"Mandala" means a "circle" in Sanskrit language. Mandala symbolizes Unity and Harmony and is used as a tool to aid for meditation. Visually appealing geometric shapes and colors will clam mind in left brain and activate creative side in right brain. It is said that hanging a mandala in a room promotes flow of energy.
I use black papers made in Italy and use gel pens such as Uni-ball, POSCA, and other. Draw a circle first and divide it and start seeing shapes and colors. I usually don't have a title because it may have its own energy or element.
What is Entura Art?
Entura means "Entering the aura" or "Entering the energy field". It is a channeled art. Ask a question and draw the answer on a blank paper with pastels. Please read more details on Entura Art from Delpi University.
Acknowledgement and Awards
March 2019 Entura art 1 and 2, Delpi University in GA
March to June, 2012 Angel Academy of Art in Italy
October, 2011 Written in American Art Collector Magazine
October, 2011 First Federal Bank People's Choice Art Exhibit, Purchase Award
April, 2011 Honorable Mention, Blessing of Fleet Mt. Pleasant Artist Guild Show
March, 2011 2nd Place, Mt. Pleasant Artist Guild Show
November, 2010 3rd Place, Mt. Pleasant Artist Guild Fall Art Show
May, 2007 Honorable Mention, North Charleston Art Festival
April, 2007 1st Place, Mt. Pleasant Blessing of Fleet Festival
November, 2004 Award of Merit, Costal Carolina Fair
October, 2004 2nd Place, First Federal People's Choice Art Exhibit
May, 2004 Accepted, Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Show
May, 2004 1st Place, Mt. Pleasant Blessing of Fleet Festival
April, 2003 Honorable Mention, Mt. Pleasant Blessing of Fleet Festival
May, 2002 Honorable Mention, North Charleston Art Festival
September, 2001 Berkeley County Purchase Award, Old Santee Canal Art Show
April, 2001 Honorable Mention, Mt. Pleasant Blessing of Fleet Festival
November, 2000 Award of Merit, Coastal Carolina Fair
May, 2000 3rd Place, Mt. Pleasant Arts Festival
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