Living in an environment where there is direct access to natural beauty has always been a priority for her. She is been especially inspired by the ocean and desert. In these places she has found rhythm, breathing space and a source of endless light, color and spirit.
Her creative life has moved through the realms of teaching, graphic arts and design, art therapy and school psychology. She holds a B.F.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.A. in Art Therapy from University of Illinois, Chicago, and hold California School Counseling and Psychologist Credentials
Her work explores both inner and outer landscapes (and still life) and she enjoy digital photography, watercolor painting, pastels and collage. She has another book Ghost Ranch, Vistas & Visions which is available at the Trading Post at Ghost Ranch.
John Philip Newell
GROUND OF ALL BEING
The Prayer of Jesus in Color
“Remind[ing] us of the Oneness from whom we have come and the one earth to which we belong.” – JP Newell
This small book is the collaboration of the Celtic scholar John Philip Newell and photographer Claudia Tammen. It brings a new vocabulary for today to the ancient prayer of Jesus and combines it with iconic photography from the high desert of New Mexico. Each page of this little gem has a full color image facing one line of the beautiful prayer allowing the reader to contemplate the profound mystery of God through words and images. Included in this gift edition are journal pages to record one's reflections.
NEWELL -- July 2009
Spirituality / hardback / 62 pages / 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches /
ISBN 978-0-9819800-0-3 / $22.00