That was worship
in my body.
My Artist Life
Pauline E. Reif, M.A., MFA is a visionary artist trained in the Intentional Creativity lineage, created by Shiloh Sophia McCloud and her mentor, Sue Hoya Sellars. Through this magical and profoundly transformative process, the artist alchemizes spiritual wisdom gleaned from reflection and intention, from the formless into a lived, embodied experience of form. With sacred intention and inquiry, each canvas becomes a portal of revelation and healing. Pauline uses this method in all of her landscapes as well as her portraits and images of the Sacred Feminine. Poems often accompany her paintings as a part of her creative process.
Pauline paints representational landscapes, iconic images of the Sacred Feminine, and Soul Portraits, using acrylics and watercolors. She is an artist, poet, playwright, children’s book author and a scholar of the Divine Feminine, Mary Magdalene, and the lineage of the Dark Mothers. She founded the Sacred She, a women’s group exploring and honoring the Sacred Feminine and the Heart of Belonging. Love is her home, her heart and the hearth from which all of her art and teaching grows. A life-long learner, she continues to grow in love, delight, and ease with her nine grandchildren.
Bodies of Work
Sacred Feminine Painting Series – Color of Woman, Intentional Creativity Lineage, 2015
Stars Through a Blackened Branch, a Play, 2012
From the Bones of Our Dark Mother, Rebuilding Sacred Home – MA Thesis, 2008
Mary Magdalene: Woman of Consequence – Senior Thesis, 2006
My Mother’s Shoulders, Screenplay, 2005
The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Alumni Art Exhibit, 2010
California Institute of Integral Studies, MFA Art Exhibit, 2011
Papa Duck, a Children’s Book, 2014
Talking to Goddess, an anthology, ed. D’Vorah Grenn, 2009
The Penwood Review, 2007
Plainsongs, a Literary Journal, Dept. of English, Hastings College, Nebraska, 2008
Tuxedo, a Literary Journal, Dominican University of California, 2007
Color of Woman, nine-month immersion class, sacred painting in the Intentional Creativity Lineage,
taught by Shiloh Sophia McCloud, 2015
Bachelor of Arts, Humanities/Religion, Dominican University of California, 2006
Master of Arts, Women’s Spirituality, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 2008
Master of Fine Arts, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2011
Dominican University of California
Dominican Academic Scholar for 2006
Outstanding Humanities Student of the Year Award, 2006
Areas of Study
Portrait and Figure Drawing, Watercolor Portraiture, Intentional Creativity Lineage of Painting, Writing, Poetry, Women’s Spirituality, Women & Gender Studies, Humanities, Religion, Hospital and Hospice Chaplaincy, Spiritual Direction, Color Theory, Analysis and Design.
Embodied Power: Embracing Our Inner Shaman, Orcas Island, WA, July 2016
Parting the Veil: Return to Avalon and the Priestess Path, Orcas Island, WA, May 2017
Mother Radiance – A Painting Journey into the Divine Heart of Belonging, Portland, Oregon, November 2018