By Kristy O’Connell
An East Hills artist will host her first exhibit ‘Soul Landscapes’ at Dolphin Bookshop, beginning on June 3.
The reception will take place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on June 3, and the exhibit will continue through the end of June. It will showcase her work with digital art and photography, which is made through a process of photographing and re-photographing art after layering texture and digital design upon each new piece.
“Art was always part of my life,” said artist Jael Coaracy. “And I realized that it is something that I really want to do professionally.
Coaracy, of Brazil, moved to the U.S. several years ago after marrying her husband Steve Goldberg.
While she was a licensed psychologist in Brazil, she said she has also dabbled in digital art, poetry and writing. She has four books published in Brazil, one of which focuses on photography, design and music.
Coaracy said she has already begun planning more exhibitions and is excited to bring her art to the public.
She describes her art as abstract and colorful, explaining the exhibit’s title, ‘Soul Landscapes,’ as a flow of intuition – she said that for her, soul landscapes is a state of mind, an emotional state, a piece of work that can relate to emotional feelings.
“We live in a world full of heavy news and heavy stuff, and what I want is to bring beauty and delicateness and happiness to people,” said Coaracy.
Coaracy said she hopes her career in art will eventually allow her to work with interior designers and architects. She said she hopes to eventually exude positive energy by bringing joyful and happy colors to people’s homes.