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Sushila Oliphant, artist

About the Artist

Sushila Oliphant draws her inspiration from inner traditions from her spiritual teachers. She grew up in Hampden Highlands, Maine. She was taught to draw and paint by her Grandmother during the harsh winter months. Her Grandmother, Dorothy Chadeayne, was a graduate from Pratt Art Institute and a professional artist whose work was shown throughout New England and Florida. Sushila was further inspired by her travels to Canada, Arizona, Colorado, Florida as well as throughout the Yucatan, Chiapas in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. She also studied fine arts at the University of Maine, University of Arizona and Miami-Dade College.

Sushila spent several years in an ashram studying Vedantic Yoga philosophy under Swami Jyotirmayananda. She helped illustrate his books, monthly magazine "The Yoga Guide" and designed the website from 1996 - 2010. She learned graphic design while working on his publications. Her art became meditative, a tool for higher consciousness - the painter and the painting merge. Each piece of art that she creates leaves its mark on the viewer of serenity and spiritual sensitivity. Nature and spiritual themes are her favorite subjects.

Sushila Oliphant, yoga pants

Sushila has recently developed her own line of yoga clothes using Native American, Mayan and Eastern designs from her artwork, Harmonic Designs. She has spent several years developing this line of Apparel for the Spirit that is meaningful while being comfortable and beautiful. Each piece has a message, embedded mantras, om signs and/or Native American themed symbols embedded into the designs.

The artist works in pen and ink, pastels, colored pencils, graphite, watercolor, collages, acrylics on found wood and also does digital photography with Photoshop, graphic design and websites.

Sushila Oliphant at Deering

Ms. Oliphant has won several awards for her work in various art shows in Maine, Colorado, Merida, Mexico and Florida. She served on the Board of the Institute of Maya Studies at the Museum of Science in Miami for over six years, designed their monthly newsletter, event posters and other marketing material. Sushila is also serving on the Board at the Kendall Networkers organization and designed the brochure and website.

Sushila resides and has her studio lakeside in "The Hammocks" in Miami, Florida. Make an appointment to see her work - many pieces are available for sale. Below are some of the awards and shows she has participated in, and more can be found on her website.

Awards

First Place, Deering Estates Show with GroveHouse Artists Gallery, June 11- July 29, 2016

First Place, Deering Estates Show with GroveHouse Artists, June 19 - July 26, 2013

Artist of Distinction, "We Can Never Have Enough of Nature," National Show, Still Point Art Gallery, June 2011** (see write-up at the bottom of the page)

Founder's Choice Award, Infinity Gallery, International Digital Art Show, November - December, 2010

First Place, Homestead Street Show, for graphite drawings

Solo Shows

The Closet Gallery, Solo Show, "Solitude" featuring the works of Sushila Oliphant,
March 3 to 27, 2013

Group / Juried Shows

Still Point Art Gallery, National Show: "The River," July - September, 2016

Deering Estates Show, with Grove House Artists Gallery, June 11 - July 29, 2016

Deering Estates Show, with Grove House Artists Gallery, June 13 - July 27, 2014

Deering Estates Show, with Grove House Artists Gallery, June 19 - July 26, 2013

Artway 66 Gallery, Continuous Showing, January 2012 - Februaruy 2013

GroveHouse Artists Gallery, "Members Show", Coconut Grove, Florida, Febrary 2012

GroveHouse Artists Gallery, "Small Wonders", Coconut Grove, Florida,
October 1 - 29, 2011,

Still Point Art Gallery, National Show: "The Serious and Playful Sides of Light",
Dec. 2009 - Feb. 2010

Infinity Gallery, International Digital Art Show, Nov.  2010 - Jan. 2011


For more information please contact:
studio@sushilaoliphant.com
305.408.7118
www.sushilaoliphant.com
www.apparelforthespirit.com
www.harmonicdesigns.com

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June 13, 2011 - September 30, 2011
Sushila Oliphant Honors Nature
Artist of Distinction Award

"Still Point Art Gallery's current exhibition is all about the essential nature of Nature. It was inspired by a passage by Henry David Thoreau, which ends with the words, "We can never have enough of Nature." Three of Sushila Oliphant's paintings were selected for this exhibition, and she was named an Artist of Distinction for her particularly wonderful and meaningful contributions. They are beautiful...colorful, vibrant, rich...the tones are deep, akin to those of a haunting cello or lyric basso profondo. These paintings speak to the grandeur and splendor of Nature, calling us to bow with respect and in worship. Oliphant so perfectly captures that aspect of Nature that makes it bigger and greater than all of us, though we are all contained within it. She captures the spiritual aspect of Nature, that part that feeds our souls, that part that Thoreau honored in his writings about Nature, that part of which we can never have enough."

-Christine Cote, Still Point Art Gallery

 

 

 

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