Creativation Art :
inspiration, innovation, intuition, imagination, motivation, exploration, creation
Exploring beyond the known ... to create the exceptional
"Creativation" is my self-coined term for all things creative - and it's my passion.
I am pleased to be able to share my creative endeavours with you through this site.
Feel free to browse the pages and ask any questions ...
I have a HOME STUDIO in Remuera,
Auckand. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to know more about what I do.
An Overview of how I came to be a Creativationist ...
Sally Blyth, Artist ... from Calligraphy to Painting and beyond ...
Having explored and experimented with a huge variety of art and crafts over many years - from calligraphy to decoupage to portraiture to painting, and just about everything in between - I found that my passion was creating simple stylish contemporary paintings using all types of media, as well as specialising in making hand-decorated masks. I am self-taught and am always trying innovative techniques, networking with other artists, learning through research and experimentation ...
September 2006 I spent time in the tiny French village of
Labarthe-Bleys in south-west France, participating in an art course
under the guidance of French abstract artist Elisabeth Poiret. Fantastic
immersion into all sorts of art techniques and time for total creative
play. Not to mention the incredible surroundings, food, wine, weather
These days I focus on Wearable Arts, ink artwork and masks.
I spent my 20s (the 1980s) living in London and travelling extensively throughout Europe, and indeed the world. I had the most incredible time and integrated a myriad of personal and professional experiences that have helped enhance my creative side. During this time I worked for the International Planned Parenthood Foundation Europe Region, the umbrella organisation to which family planning associations worldwide belong. Cutting edge work in a wide variety of fields,which inspired me to continue working with various charitable organisations when I returned to New Zealand.
I maintain a love of travel and always find something unique in each place I visit to incorporate into my painting style. I am a tour leader with Maher Tours, and offer a Personal Travel Companion Service (PTCS) - see my www.beyondlimits.co.nz website for more info.
Through the years I've had the privilege to travel to many places which are endlessley inspiring - from Alaska to Fiji, from Venice to Mallorca, from Sardinia to San Sebastian, from Tahiti to Tokyo, from Prague to the Great Barrier Reef.
I am always inspired by the colours and flavours of the Pacific and its many islands ... and also by the earthy tones and textures of New Zealand.
I love all manner of art, but abstract with a hint of realism is my favourite as you can make of it what you will, particularly using inks. I love that they can be so rich, yet also almost
invisible, and always say so much when they float on paper. I am continuing to develop and experiment with techniques and visual effects that I have learnt, observed and dreamt up.
Many of my earlier paintings reflect my wonder of the sea, sky and land - depth of colour, ever changing patterns, and intriguing plays of light. I also enjoy exploring shapes, whether it be the female form, an object, or simply the clouds.
I am in my element when I'm painting, drawing, writing and creating.
And, especially, when creating Wearable Art .
Also when savouring good food and wine with family and friends.
When I'm not "creativating" I enjoy horse racing, skiing, cooking and writing, as well as keeping my heart and mind open to new innovative ideas. Inventing and investigating possibilities beyond the known is something I love to do ... actually, I'm forever creativating!