"When the artist is 'there' the image s/he has discovered appears".

Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi (1996)

Woody's contemporary paintings function as organic memories in a garden of colorful human emotions; spontaneous reactions to color and movement with an array of passions reflecting our collective imagination.

Derivatives of the abstract expressionist action art movement, Woody paintings communicate a message to the viewer. They are not just pictures, they are expressive events with their power derived from creating paintings.

Woody paintings are sought after by informed, eclectic art champions because they are beautiful, functional and fundamentally positioned to grow in value over time.

Woody is available for commissioned work and select paintings are gifted to philanthropic art collectors via the Be Sensitive Art Giting Project.

'It is not what you see,

it's what you're looking for that matters most.

Many of these paintings were created over three decades ago and had not previously been presented publicly.

A Secret Is Revealed

James e. Woody, one of the world's first proclaimed and recognized African-American Transpersonal Abstract Expressionist Artist.

"Art is life and life is sacred. I only seek to exemplify the magic inside of each of us, where our memories meet our dreams."

James e. Woody 1988

Woody's began writing a manifesto on Transpersonal Art in 1988. Many of his concepts are derivatives of the Futurist, DaDa and Action Art Movements. His "new art" depicts new forms of cognition and depths of feeling; a catalyst for helping others discover their self empowered inner wisdom, the single most powerful and lasting seed of change!

These videos, just like his paintings, remind us that redemption is possible and true artistic expressions are the fruits of much self-sacrifice.

"Through creative freedom we find comfort and on occasion even splendor."

James e. Woody 1999

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A Collector's Choice

Woody's paintings are owned by informed art collectors, luminaries, visionaries and eclectic champions of philanthropy.

Did you know that Woody Paintings are prominently aspiring in demand throughout the world?

The New Mordernism & Transpersonal Art

A part of the design psychology mix, Woody paintings are "transpersonal", creations that help manifest a personal redeeming philosophy of meaning in preparation for regenerating your possibilities. Limited edition prints are now available at Saatchi Galleries .

Be Sensitive Art Giting Project

Philanthropic art collectors are gifted select painting in appreciation of their financial support for Be Remarkable Projects.

"No part of life or art should be merely rushing without appreciating the journey in its fullness along the way."

James e. Woody 2011

Be Sensitive is a Behaviour, Be Remarkable is an Action.

Blue-chip artists of the 21th century are in demand, Woody's paintings are reflecting our new realities and expected to continue to trend because they are focused on self-realization and design psychology, tools used increasingly to create inspiring places.

Woody is now accepting commissioned art projects.

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The Metamorphsis

Graham Wallas (1926) identified the creative process as occurring in four stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification.

James e. Woody
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A Seeker
visual expressionist.

A seeker of answers to the mystery of the transformative process, his concept of transpersonal art as expression, employ the therapy principals of design psychology.

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A Believer

A learner of all things beautiful, he believes that there is a transpersonal richness in art that may in some way depict an approaching worldview, that art is life and life is sacred.

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An Intellectual

Founder of the Be Sensitive Foundation and the Be Remarkable Group, they campaign for gifted and talented children and the value of social impact investments.

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A Visionary

Above all, Woody is a visionary painter, one of the world's first proclaimed and recognized African-American Transpersonal Abstract Expressionist.

With art and life

there is space and opportunity at every phase for reinvention.

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."

Albert Einstein, Genius

"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun."

Pablo Picasso, Painter

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

George Bernard Shaw, Playwright.

"A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light."

Leonardo da Vinci , Painter, Sculptor.

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The cognitive value of art is what it communicates to and with you.

Art is a communicative system able to relay ideas in ways not afforded in language alone. Masters of visual arts are able to create something new, something that did not exist previously and does not actually exist in reality, even when, at times, it closely resembles reality. "Woody Paintings" are abstract transpersonal expressions. Learn More

In Honor of Jackson Pollack and the abstract expressionist movement.

Woody is now accepting commissioned projects, click here to view his presentation.

Be Sensitive is a behaviour~Be Remarkable is a call to action- together, they create a compelling and powerful demonstration.

James e. Woody, Founder

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