Madhavi Devi - the Musician

I am an internationally known ambient electronic musician and performing acoustic and electric harpist on the esteemed Spotted Peccary Music record label as both artist Madhavi Devi (and aka Cheryl Gallagher), since 2004. 

 

"For over three decades, the artists of Spotted Peccary have continued to explore the combined textures of electronic and acoustic music; defining a unique sound that embodies the essence of this vast world, and expanding the very boundaries of inspiration"

 

My critically acclaimed releases feature rich textures and nuanced melodic structures that are evocatively moving and intimate, and yet celestial in scope. Nature sounds, various acoustic percussive elements, and subtly crafted electronic sub-components all add eloquence to her sonic palette and choreography. With several releases over the last couple decades, I continue to explore my innate sensitivities towards musical conversation, evolving sound as a vital connection to personal discovery.

Visit my MUSIC page to hear more!

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Madhavi Devi - the Artist

Ever since I can remember (and my memory goes way back) I was always a creative soul, drawing, coloring, every page of paper I could find, filling the flyleaves of all my books with drawings and color.  I told all who asked that I wanted to grow up to be an artist.

Then, as usual, life happened.  My family loved art museums and creative activities, I had lots of exposure to the humanities, always remained an actively creative person but my wish was not respected.  It was decades before I had the freedom again to fully pursue my purest childhood aspirations...now I compose my music and art with a sincere and open heart, and enjoy empowering others to manifest their own creative inspirations.  

My years of life experience, training, wisdom and spirit inform my creative process, my music, art, and especially the experience of the extraordinary benefits of unimpeded creative flow.  

Let's learn and grow together. If my way of being resonates with you, please come and create with an open mind and heart.

Visit my ART page,  GALLERY page, and BLOG page for more!

Madhavi Devi -  Classes, Programs and Retreats
 
Adventures in Intentional Creativity© 

So much more than just a painting class... my creative guidance is a beautiful holistic healing technology for personal growth, healing traumas, unblocking old stories and inner discovery expressed through paint on canvas especially for women. 

 

The IC painting class process is structured to provide a beautiful atmosphere for each person to explore through experiences of contemplation, nature, sacred space, gentle guided painting instruction and mutual class support. 

Each student creates a painted image on canvas, using high quality acrylic mediums and other media that arises from their own being. Symbols, images and textures based on the theme of the class, but unique to each individual, appear in the mind and heart, to be arranged on the canvas with my guided support, the revelations revealed range from technical, to supremely life-changing, depending on the inner needs and readiness of each individual.

NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE is REQUIRED to achieve an image of profound relevance, meaning and beauty, an open heart and mind are all that is needed.  Please explore the current class schedule, and if you feel resonance with the class topics, please register!  Sign up for my mailing list below to keep up with all the creative opportunities offered!

Visit my VIDEO LIBRARY and WORKSHOPS pages to learn more!

"I embrace and share the rich meaningful and transformative complements of artistic and musical journeys, as I serve us all transiting though this life...

People tend to think they can't explore art this way... but you really can, if only you are open to the experience.  

 

Join me in exploring the quantum boundaries of the possible!"    - Madhavi Devi

Imagine #5 - Madhavi Devi

Imagine #5 - Madhavi Devi

This painting came out of seclusion from the beginning of the current global crisis, exactly while I was processing other issues and is an abstract self-portrait. I was already tucked away from people before the "lockdowns" were commanded, so the meditation and revelation that this painting is, had no interrruption for weeks. This creative energy reveals as life's passage, as one traumatized but transcendent and contemplative in the hand of the goddess, expressed in multidimensional dimensions

"Medicine Mandala"

"Medicine Mandala"

"Medicine Mandala" evokes the kaleidoscopic visual experience of images arising during periods of deeply altered consciousness, "twilight sleep" or "lucid dreaming". These image details remind me of the mystic symbology of Hilma af Klint, a deeply important influence in my body of work... this particular piece follows exposure to her vision after spending a day aghast at the Guggenheim viewing her works in the "Spiral Museum" she foresaw exhibiting in a dream before her death...

"Imagine #5" (detail lower right) R)

"Imagine #5" (detail lower right) R)

This creative energy reveals as life's passage, as one traumatized but transcendent and contemplative in the hand of the goddess, expressed in multidimensional dimensions of existence. In the lower right, under the phases of the moon, the goddess enters her etheric temple in a blue gown.

"Medicine Mandala" medallion detail

"Medicine Mandala" medallion detail

"Medicine Mandala" evokes the kaleidoscopic visual experience of images arising during periods of deeply altered consciousness, "twilight sleep" or "lucid dreaming". The center medallion depicts ultimate ascension through that portal into a tiny point of light, shown with subtle but exquisite otherworldly detail. These image details remind me of the mystic symbology of Hilma af Klint, a deeply important influence in my body of work...

"Into Thy Hands We Commend"

"Into Thy Hands We Commend"

This artwork helped me process the grief and anxiety around my beloved pet Bellybutton's imminent death, after a long and troubling illness, at the venerable age of 19. A tribute video of the painting process as it evolves through all its stages are timelapse filmed here and set to my original rendition of "Amazing Grace" on 3 harps and cello : https://youtu.be/hqCNr9CsjT0

"Divine Mother Within" Workshop

"Divine Mother Within" Workshop

Each workshop attendee goes home with a beautiful painting and new self-knowledge. No painting experience required. Really! Click here for more info...

Hill Country Beauty

Hill Country Beauty

Workshops are sometimes offered in the beautiful Hill Country in Austin, Texas.

"Medicine Mandala" detail

"Medicine Mandala" detail

Images ebb and flow, eyes upon eyes, both obvious and subtle peer down with unattached compassion through a evolution of many faces. One can choose to be amused or disturbed, some of the faces upon faces are a little scary, but there is no inherent menace, it all just is...

Workshops are local or destination

Workshops are local or destination

Workshops are held locally or destination, in comfortable, safe surroundings! Click here for more information!

Madhavi  paints "Soulfire" series

Madhavi paints "Soulfire" series

Watch Madhavi's "Soulfire"video on the Video Gallery page to see this dynamic and powerful process. There are a variety of different topics to contemplate and paint. Check our workshops for upcoming classes, and join our email list for more information!

Madhavi performs

Madhavi performs

Madhavi performs at the Temple of Compassion (for women), in Burton, Texas. Madhavi often incorporates beautiful meditative music with intuitive painting techniques with life-changing results.

The cover art "The Truth of Being"

The cover art "The Truth of Being"

Madhavi is a well-known ambient electronic musician whose art decorates the covers of her albums on the art label Spotted Peccary Music.

Painting workshops!

Painting workshops!

Check our schedule to see upcoming transformational art workshops by Madhavi Devi. No painting experience needed to have a lovely and meaningful result!

Comraderie and Celebration!

Comraderie and Celebration!

Each workshop concludes with ceremony and celebration as the group so desires! Chocolate and champagne, anyone?

Red Thread Connection

Red Thread Connection

Workshops start and end with a sharing connection of red thread, honoring the new knowledge of the day.

Madhavi paints

Madhavi paints

Madhavi deep into her inner conversation and painting intuitively. She offers local and destination workshops as well as privately.

Madhavi at the keyboards...

Madhavi at the keyboards...

Madhavi is a well-known ambient electronic musician whose art decorates the covers of her albums on the art label Spotted Peccary Music.

Madhavi at modular synths

Madhavi at modular synths

Madhavi is a well-known ambient electronic musician whose art decorates the covers of her albums on the art label Spotted Peccary Music.

Intentional Creativity Workshops

Intentional Creativity Workshops

A variety of workshops are available using Intentional Creativity methods of intuitive painting and transformational art.

Painting detail - Muse

Painting detail - Muse

This intuitive painting process helps open each person's dialogue with their own authentic supportive inner voice.

"Legendary Self" detail

"Legendary Self" detail

Painting techniques are shared, but prior experience is NOT necessary to have a pleasing result.

Workspace

Workspace

Each participant has space to work, and supplies to use in each workshop.

Red Thread Connection

Red Thread Connection

Workshops start and end with a sharing connection of red thread, honoring the new knowledge of the day.

"The Truth of Being"detail

"The Truth of Being"detail

Madhavi's new ambient electronic meditative solo album THE TRUTH OF BEING will be released by Spotted Peccary Music on September 21, 2018.

Madhavi Unchained

Madhavi Unchained

Madhavi's Legendary Self painting using Intentional Creativity Methods. It's amazing, CLICK on the image for more info. (Yes, you can do it.)

Painting detail

Painting detail

One of the many steps in painting a complex and beautiful painting. You can do it! (CLICK image)

Painting detail

Painting detail

One of the many steps in painting a complex and beautiful painting. You can do it! (CLICK image)

Dark Little Self

Dark Little Self

This painting related transformative process helps us shed our negative perceptions and hidden selves. (CLICK the image)

Madhavi plays harp...

Madhavi plays harp...

Madhavi often incorporates beautiful meditative music with intuitive painting techniques with life-changing results.

Source of Compassion

Source of Compassion

Madhavi is a meditative sound painter, an accomplished ambient acoustic and electronic musician with several albums released on the Spotted Peccary Music label.

At Spotted Peccary Studio NW

At Spotted Peccary Studio NW

Madhavi is a meditative sound painter, an accomplished ambient acoustic and electronic musician with several albums released on the Spotted Peccary Music label.

"Legendary Self" hand detail

"Legendary Self" hand detail

Painting detail from an Intentional Creativity Workshop painting. CLICK on the image for more info.

Madhavi paints...

Madhavi paints...

Madhavi using Intentional Creativity Methods. It's an amazing process. (CLICK image).

Workshop

Workshop

Workshops feature beautiful original meditative music to set the creative mood.

Madhavi's Muse

Madhavi's Muse

A painting from the "Muse" series. CLICK on the image for more info!

Keyboard Madhavi

Keyboard Madhavi

Madhavi is a meditative sound painter, an accomplished ambient acoustic and electronic musician with several albums released on the Spotted Peccary Music label.

Ventana Canyon Falls

Ventana Canyon Falls

One of the many beautiful venues for destination workshops, this one in Tucson, AZ

Meditative Music

Meditative Music

Madhavi often incorporates beautiful meditative music with intuitive painting techniques with life-changing results.

Tsong Khapa

Tsong Khapa

Tibetan Buddhist Saint, built the Potala Palace, married to the two Taras in Tibetan tradition. (Multimedia Art by Madhavi)

Namaste from Madhavi

Namaste from Madhavi

Refresh your life, renew your purpose, literally - enjoy yourself.

Painting detail

Painting detail

One of the many steps in painting a complex and beautiful painting. You can do it! (CLICK image)

Intention and Gratitude

Intention and Gratitude

Madhavi deep into her inner conversation and painting intuitively. She offers local and destination workshops as well as privately.

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madhavidevi333@gmail.com   Austin Texas USA

"The Truth of Being"detail

Madhavi's new ambient electronic meditative solo album THE TRUTH OF BEING will be released by Spotted Peccary Music on September 21, 2018.

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