Photo by Paul Mongillo.

I paint, I write, I play…

I paint portals. I like to think they’re some kind of metaphysical transfer of information but that’s up for you to decide.

For me, it’s not about the finished piece but about the journey. I decided to get serious about painting because I needed to grow, I was stagnant. I needed to learn new things, experience new things, things that words can’t teach.

I found what I needed in the act of painting. Not long after, I realized that what I was painting were doors or windows …portals if you will.

Aside from maybe an idea of which colors to use or what technique (you can’t put everything into one painting), I dive into each painting like an explorer in a foreign land and allow it to show me what it wants to be.

Utilizing palette knives gives me the opportunity to let the “mistakes” happen; as this is how most of the information comes through. These portals are teaching me about intuition: about how to listen and feel, perceive beyond the constraints of intellect and logic; they’re teaching me how to use a different type of compass in my life.

It’s all about using the hands… and anything, really, but it has to be made by hand: this is the magic healing potion for the troubled mind & the broken heart.

-Epiphanio Alexander

Epiphanio was Born in Veracruz, Mexico. He studied photography, has been a musician for over 20 years and has been running his own Graphic and Web Design business Pearl Planet Design since 2003.

Epiphanio has painted since a young age and professionally since 2014. He’s a dancer and a huge Sci-Fi nerd;  currently writing a Sci-Fi novel. Epiphanio has been a truth and spiritual seeker his whole life, studied numerous spiritual traditions and every day continues to be amazed by the grand adventure of life.

He currently lives with his wife in Olympia, Washington USA.