Sacred Faces  | Sacred She


From Hearth & Heart
Sacred Places, Sacred Faces
Pauline E. Reif

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A Painter & Light


Pauline E. Reif


To see light in the moment

to enter this light

let go of your mooring

in a moment of love,

this is surrender only to love

and its wild arc of unexpectedness,

to see, to see and see how

light touches everything

one way or another,

to revel in its changing

forms, colors, moods,

to raise the sail

lift the anchor of

this is how it always is

like breath blowing

through white sails

like sky

 like love.

It is my joy and privilege to share these images and words from my heart to yours, each one born from the hearth of my heart where I have come home to with great joy, love, and deep gratitude. May we each follow the light home to our deepest belonging.


Sacred Places

“ADDITIONAL COPY TO COME All Landscapes are within me. There is room for everything.

 Etty Hillesum


The Earth speaks through color, light, shade, all forms of water, land, sky, and creatures, all alive and filled with energy. Within each landscape I paint, I receive and share the gift of wearing Earth as Divine ever more deeply into and through my soul and body.

Sacred Faces | Sacred She

Sacred Faces  | Divine She and He

Sacred Faces  | Commissioned Watercolor Portraits

Gallery Collections

“The beauty of art is beauty born of the spirit and born again.”

G.W.F. Hegel


As Hélène Cixous so aptly suggests, the Poet-Painter is one “who uses life as a time of approaching... the one who knows how not to know.” As with all art whether it be written, painted, sculpted, or any other form of creation, the artist always begins here, in the emptiness, trusting that as we listen to the call, stroke by stroke, or word by word, the truth of this particular form will be revealed. We listen and we learn.


As a Painter and a Poet each painting is a journey for me through the unknown to the known following both shadow and light into the heart and soul of the image. Whether a landscape, an archetypal image, or a portrait, each reveals a particular gift, a message, at times pure joy, at times transmuting pain into peace, sorrow into a deeper love. It is a sure surrender to the gift being presented through my eyes and heart to yours not knowing where it will take us, but trusting it’s a journey worth taking. 


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©2019 by Pauline Reif. Artwork may not be reproduced without the artist’s permission. 

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