to May 31

The Art of Magykal Thynkyng- Anne Vernon & Leslie Moody Cresswell

Exhibit remains through Sunday, May 28.

Dolphin Gallery


In the May 2017 exhibit at The Dolphin Gallery two friends and artists, Leslie Moody Cresswell and Anne Vernon, explore the duality of looking out from within as the source and essence of creativity, and the “magykal thynkyng” that sparks the act of creation. This show is an exploration of the idea that whatever happens on any level of reality (physical, emotional, or mental) also happens on every other level, “As above so below, as within, so without.” With their two unique perspectives, they present, share, exchange, mirror, and delve into artistic consciousness.

Anne Vernon

“Narcissus Reflected”
Anne Vernon

As a child, Anne Vernon was an artist, writer, and musician. She attended Mills College on scholarship for music and writing but finished with degrees in art and English, as well as a Masters from Syracuse University in illustration. Her parents always thought she would be a classical pianist… but Vernon was an artist and writer first, with a deep love of music. 

Her career has remained in these core interests for decades, and expanded with study of the subconscious through clinical hypnotherapy training, allowing her to further her examination of artistic consciousness; both hers, her clients’, family, and friends’.  

For The Art of Magykal Thynkyng, Vernon will be working with this “power of the mind,” portraying the subconscious as the seat of the soul, and the undelineated crossover of time, space, and multiple dimensions it projects. 

Her works include immediate paintings and drawings in watercolor and pastel, and more elaborate ancient encaustic techniques going back to the Fayum Mummy paintings in ancient Byzantium.  Her subject matter and resulting artworks are influenced by her fascination with the allegorical, the symbolic vocabulary, and the primal connection through meditation, dreaming, hypnosis, and the subconscious state.  

Vernon hopes these works will create an interpersonal connection with the viewer and evoke a reflection on what each of us uniquely defines as reality and Magykal Thynkyng.  

Originally an illustrative designer, Vernon became an illustrator and Creative Director of her own agency in the early 1990s. She and her shop have achieved regional, national, and international acknowledgement of their creative work in the New York Festival Awards, the Addys, the Summit Awards, The American Advertising Awards, the Sadie Awards, and the Fleet Awards, among others. She was also the first recipient of the “Women and Industry Award” through the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women. 


“Fractal Angel”
Anne Vernon

In 2008, Vernon began her exploration of her personal art and has used it in conjunction with her illustration and her hypnotherapy studies to develop a unique interpretation of her view of consciousness through art… an outward expression of an inward process. 

Although the human body and portraiture remains a central focus, she also communicates her message with allegorical symbology and abstract work. Living on the coast in a low stress, meditative environment provides the perfect setting for her to develop her work.

Her work is shown at and .

Anne will be joining the Discovery Gallery in September, 2017.

“Canvas, Paper, Sand, and Object, a show at Gualala Arts in 2014, featured both of this month’s artists. 


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7:00 PM19:00

Gualala Art Center Seminar: Creativity through the Out of Body Experience

Creatives are notoriously in touch with their subconsious. Whether creative in  engineering, art, technology, music, or any discipline in life, we value that ability as essential to a “well lived” life. We want to have a passion for living, for new ideas, for helping others. Life, afterall, is meant to be lived to the fullest, and that is measured uniquely and individually by each soul on earth. 

So what if you were to purposely study your subconscious in order to unlock a more profound way of living? One of the ways to do this is to learn to expand your dreams, control them through lucid dreaming, and the pièce de résistance is to recognize or learn to initiate an Out of Body Experience. No longer are you relying on others to tell you their ideas of our inner life. You can find this out, and experience it on your own.

Join Anne Vernon for learning more about studying and utilizing this consciousness changing process, with practitioners often speaking of benefits that may include expanding personal intuition, increasing peace, enjoyment and purpose in life, and losing the fear of death.  



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2:00 PM14:00

Life Drawing Anne's Way

Want to watch a professional artist draw the human figure? Anne will be drawing in group at the Gualala Art Center from 2:00 to 5:00pm. Cost is $12.00. Must be 18 as the session contains a nude model. The cost of the session goes toward the model fee.

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to Dec 31

Glass, Encaustic, & Love

Leslie Moody Cresswell, virtuoso glass and mixed media artist, and Anne Vernon, encaustic painter, clinical hypnotherapist and hypnotic past life portrait artist, are showing at The Glass Barn on Seaview.

The show includes past and present works in glass, pastel, charcoal, oil, watercolor, encaustic, and mixed media. The theme of the show is "Work in our Lifetime," done with the mark of the hand in paper, sand, wax and pigment, all organic media of our beloved earth.

This show is open on weekends or by appointment by calling 707.847.3443.

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2:00 PM14:00

The Unveiling: A metaphor of past life through portraiture

Please join us for a fascinating afternoon featuring a talk about the value of metaphorical past life regression via hypnotherapy. Clinical Hypnotherapist Anne Vernon unveils her portrait of Janice King's past life experience, and Ms. King shares her experience and insights of the process. And included is the wonderful music of Mary Jenson and Jeff Chambers performing delightfully apropos stylings to Painted on Canvas, Throw it Away, I Remember You, and more.

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