About Mei

A modern nomad, Mei lives between Vancouver island, Costa Rica and Bali, sharing her passion for healing arts, mindfulness and movement. A series of jobs has led Mei to a diverse career as a Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist, Mindfulness Retreats Facilitator, Yoga teacher and scuba diving instructor.
A self-taught artist, born in 1978, she discovered that her true passion rested in pursuing her own expression of our human experience, working with acrylics, water colors and charcoal using brushes, pencils, fingers and heart.

“I started painting in my mid-twenties, when I first touched upon my childhood trauma and painting was my way to express and release. Art is a way to connect to my vulnerability, feel it and give it space to exist. I believe it’s a fundamental part of our human existence and an essential part of our healing”

Her passion for nature, the fluid realm and the human touch has created an uncommon series of illustrations. She allows her hand to go free on the paper as she pours her paint and watches it evolve; colors and shapes reveal images and creatures of life. It is pure, raw and vulnerable – just as she is in the moment. Heart to paper.

Her images are inspired by the clouds, woods, water and earth, she sees images in everything and believes art is to be found everywhere. Mei is being herself as she unmasks the authentic and occasionally uncomfortable human emotions with her impish fusion of illustrations. Sharing her art is her way of demonstrating how we can transform our pain and turn it into something precious, embracing each and every story or emotion as a creation.

Just as each painting evolves and expresses her current state of mind, she hopes that each viewer will find his or her own unique story reflected.

about mei shapiro art
about mei shapiro art
about mei shapiro art