Honey Lea Gaydos
Honey Lea Gaydos paints evocative and compelling representational images inspired by the human psyche and a variety of fields of study. Beauty, complexity, paradox, and ambiguity are elements inherent in her work which aims to reveal deep meanings through the expressiveness of the female form.
In her career as an interdisciplinary scholar, university professor, and advanced practice psychiatric nurse, she promoted the arts in healing practices, health care environments, and research. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, nursing practice, and artwork.
Honey Lea lives with her husband and American Eskimo Dog in her native Colorado. In addition to her nursing degrees, she has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies. She is a professional, seasoned artist who has shown and sold her work for many years through galleries and exhibitions.
Now, I am painting to express what I have learned (and continue to learn) about the mysteries of the human psyche and fields as varied as science, history, religion, and language. Each painting explores an idea or experience to uncover ever-deeper meanings in the hope that those revelations will inform my life and the lives of others. I believe that how my paintings are experienced is based, not only on the formal elements of art such as composition or color, but also, and perhaps more importantly, on what viewers bring to my work from their own life journeys.