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Yoga and Meditation: Art by Carolyn Trotter

An abstract artwork with coloured washes and meditation motifsChai Tea, acrylic and mixed media on canvas

Artist Carolyn Trotter was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she later studied art and merchandising. Carolyn’s current practice sees her creating artworks that conceptualize and aid with yoga and meditation activities.


A diptych featuring floral forms patterned over a green backgroundLa Jungla Como lo Veo, mixed media on canvas (diptych)

The majority of Carolyn’s works feature floral imagery, often taking the natural forms and distilling them into geometric patterns. Her paintings, done in acrylic and mixed media, feature layered washes of colour and translucent flowers, mandala shapes and occasionally text that is obscured enough that it serves as an aesthetic rather than a conceptual touch. Each work takes on a distinct, saturated colour palette.


A screen capture of Carolyn Trotter's Meditation Art galleryCarolyn's Meditation Art gallery

I also quite enjoy Carolyn’s series of meditation artworks. These works each feature a circular, mandala form that exists at the centre of a large, symmetrical flower. Carolyn suggests that viewers hang these paintings in a visible place to help with meditation or as a reminder to live mindfully. 

A painting of a symmetrical flower for meditationMehndi Rose, acrylic and mixed media on canvas

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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