In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Liane Collot d’Herbois in Cornwall, England in 1907, we would like to share insights collected from some of those in America who knew Liane and her work.
Light, Color and Darkness Therapeutic Painting and Charcoal Drawing by Marielle Levin
Though we use the tools and media of the visual arts, there is an important difference between Painting Therapy and traditional art therapy.
Complete texts from Lilipoh article contributors and others who have shared their experiences are included here.
Pamela Whitman received her B.S. from MIT, where she studied both science and humanities. She has always sought ways to integrate these perspectives, and her work has spanned both fields, including helping to found a Waldorf School. Through Waldorf education she discovered Anthroposophy, which eventually led her to her true vocation: pioneering the artistic and therapeutic work of Liane Collot d’Herbois. She participated in the second international training in Light, Color and Darkness Painting Therapy at the Emerald Foundation in The Hague, Holland, and completed her requirements as a Painting Therapist as part of her Masters degree program in Human Development. She received her certification in Painting Therapy from the Section for Anthroposophic Medicine at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland. Her career and interests span the fields of science, art, spirituality, consciousness, psychology, healing and education, all of which she incorporates as a therapist, international adult educator, mentor and painter.
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