Elizabeth McKoy

Painter, Creative Arts Facilitator, Artistic Director, Teaching Artist and Founder of Artaluma a non-profit Creativity Center in Petaluma CA – a non-profit organization seeking to help individuals grow and celebrate their creativity.

About Elizabeth

I feel so alive and awake with anticipation when I am starting a new painting. There is nothing quite as exciting as starting a new painting – the process makes me feel connected to the world. I love abstract painting, but also feel the need to paint realistic subjects. When I am trying to see realism – I find myself focused in a completely different way which helps me find my artistic balance. I love moving as I paint, almost feeling as though my gestures are a dance. I appreciate the sense of detachment – of not knowing where I am going when I paint. with others as a teacher, mentor and coach.

Welcome Message

I believe that living one’s fullest and happiest life includes creative expression. EVERYONE is creative, and can benefit from the joy and freedom of art-making and experiencing theatre, music, dance, film, visual art,- and so much more! The arts are available for everyone, regardless of an individual’s experience or training. Science is helping us understand the vital importance of artistic experiences for a healthy and long life.

There is no greater or more powerful feeling than participating in art-making with others: the combination of creativity, honesty, playfulness and connection is what fuels my heart and passion in this work. I have seen the transformative power of the arts over the past 30 years of working with hundreds of people and seen how positive the impact of the arts can be. Personally, as a painter and visual artist, my daily “practices” have changed my life and brought me so much energy! My creative fitness routine has helped me lower my stress, feel grounded, unleashed my creativity and connected me to others. AND, I have enjoyed the process! What more could you ask for?

Over the past 27 years, I have taught theatre, dance, singing and in the visual arts for beginners and professionals. Each of the different art forms offer unique and different ways of expressing thoughts/ ideas and feelings – there truly is an artistic language for everyone. My students constantly have said that delving into the creative arts has changed their lives- they have become more social, less critical, more playful and overall experienced more energy and joy in their lives.

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