My color story

 Actual readings...

Actual readings...


 Abstract landscape by Nieves Pumarejo

Abstract landscape by Nieves Pumarejo

My relationship with colors began many years ago, as a child. As everybody does, I suppose, with crayons. Later in college the relationship start to grow and so my curiosity about the visible spectre. 

One professor called me colorist. And for me was more confution than anything else.  At that moment I haved a poor manage and understanding about color.

Later in my adult life when depression hit me very hard in many ways, I can't remember how, colors start to play a very important role in my creative and personal life. Back then I discover a book; Colours of the soul from Jude Mcleod.

A journey that I take step by step without pretensions with profound respect and passion, enjoying everytime I discover that my instinct is always drawn to the power of colors.

 Abstract landscape by Nieves Pumarejo

Abstract landscape by Nieves Pumarejo

I know, maybe it sound poetic, or even silly as a guru. But no, the study of colors is something that belongs to me, to my creative path, to my wisdom. This is something that happen to artists, I guess, or some "spiritual healers". For me is a very very personal matter.

I don't pretend and I can't  call myself an expert of "healing with colors", that's require years, many years of self study and knowledge and many readings from other great proffessionals. 

For me colors is another way to look inside me, deep in my thougts, my feelings and see my reactions with the light and darkness, in the literal way and metaphorical way too. They speak to me in ways that words can't and I understand feelings with colors that words can't express. It's kind of magic, nature and science magic.

I'm not always in the search for profound things, I have to confess, I'm a simple human being sometimes very human and fragile. But I'm always awake to the lessons and inner voice that guide me. 

Recently working for trivial things I found the book of Josef Albers: Interaction with colors. So, I'm in the process of reading and learn about this book and its author. My journey is full of wisdom and inspiration. One thing drive me to another and also I'm inspired by artist Sonia Delaunay, the Bauhaus and others woman artists. More on them later. 

The pictures of the abstract watercolors that I made a few months ago or a year ago, are some color studies on forms and inner landscapes, a work in progress. They are  availables as an art print on my etsy shop: Toshisworld.etsy.com.

Thanks for joining this creative journey...