The Art of Seeing – the Enchantment of Nature 


with Mary Attwood 

Thursday 24th August 2023

7-8pm UK time via Zoom


7-8pm UK ti

“I strove with none, for none was worth my strife:
Nature I loved, and, next to Nature, Art:
I warm’d both hands before the fire of Life;
It sinks and I am ready to depart”

Walter Savage Landor

 This session will be recorded.

 Nature has been the inspiration for artists for millennia, but it has also been the material, the ‘stuff’ of the earth itself, which has provided the means to do this, whether pigment or stone. Art is essentially Nature and Nature is infinitely creative and unique. It makes sense then that Nature can captivate us, make us feel awestruck, feel sensations we may have forgotten and remind us our own intrinsic nature – that we are both distinct from it and are part of it. For an artist to ‘paint’ Nature they learn to see the world differently and in so doing literally bring new ways of seeing the world before our eyes – a world which we are called to participate in. Each work of art has its own unique quality and some art takes us very profoundly into a state of enchantment. 

In this month’s Art of Seeing session, we will take a threefold approach of theory, practice and reflection with one work of art which is profoundly inspired by Nature and simultaneously takes us into a state of enchantment, from which we are forever altered. The work of art will not be revealed until the session, but it is by one of the most celebrated artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These sessions are open to everyone whether you are a seasoned art lover or not. 

These sessions are £10 per person.

In order to book please visit Mary’s website here



Mary Attwood is an art historian, author, mentor and business creative with a particular interest in the ways in which our perceptions of art can awaken us to a deeper, embodied dimension of being we have lost in our post-modern age. She is a founding member and co-director of the Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred, and co- founder and co-director of Channel McGilchrist. She holds a BA (hons) in the History of Art from London University where she followed her passion to study Italian late medieval and renaissance art and architecture, while also pursuing her interest in Eastern philosophy, qualifying as a teacher in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and co-authoring two books published by Watkins. She holds an MA with distinction in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred. She believes that the ways in which we engage with art can alter perceptions and consciousness and help us meet the complexities of modern living by offering a renaissance of humane and sacred values.



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