"wilderism" n. represents artists that go into the wilderness to seek inspiration and connection to 'place' through direct experience.These artists then create from their heart without regard for accepted ways of creating but rather seek to develop through loose and energetic techniques the raw forces seen in nature itself.
In the heart of New South Wales, Australia, a group of creators have
launched the wilderism arts movement this last weekend, June 2017.
The originators of this movement are Joy Engelman (me), Bev Duncan, Jacqueline Wilson, David Quinlan, Susie Hillenbrand, Marion Mikkelson, Judy Kich, Margot Huebner, Cherelynne Carden, Fayah McKenzie, Rozzi Smith, Jane Tonks, Diana Brooks, Nicole Foxall, John Kich, Karrin Thurston and Kaye Partridge. There are many others yet to be mentioned but as yet haven't formally joined this new initiative.
And so, on 24th June 2017, the "Wilderists" formed an incorporated cultural organistion to promote their creations, artworks, poetry, story telling, photography etc. and the ongoing story will be told through this blog as we evolve on this journey together.
Come and join in.... we are a terrific fun bunch of people that enjoy exploring together, painting together, socialising together as we find our way through the jungle of existence!