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Transformative Art with Dana Lynne Andersen

History proves that art has the power to change civilizations. Transformative art purposefully cultivates the unique capacity of art to heal, awaken and transform.

If you’re a creator, we know you believe in the transformative power of art. Our guest, Dana Lynne Andersen, shares her journey from artist to academician and back to artist.

Dana’s magnificent paintings have been featured on the covers of books, magazines and calendars, newspapers, radio and television. She has taught and exhibited on three continents, and hosts an annual art academy in Assisi, Italy.

In 1986 Dana founded her first “Transformative Arts Studio” in Berkeley, California – a nexus for the pioneering integration of Art and Spirituality.

In 2002 she founded “Awakening Arts”, an international network of artists committed to the creation of art that is uplifting and transformative.

In 2009 Dana began teaching in Italy and India, establishing The Academy of Art, Creativity & Consciousness and developing a certification program in the approach. The Academy has two centers; near Assisi, Italy and Portland, Oregon.

Conversation Topics:

  • Dana’s story
  • Her incredible art
  • The Awakening Arts Academy
  • Classes for artists
  • Transformative Art Certifications
  • Creative habits
  • The transformative power of art

The creative process is actually one of the most powerful things we can possibly do to help the world.

~Dana Lynne Andersen, artist,

When we are immersed in the creative flow we open our hearts and minds. It is intrinsically healing. When we tap the Source within we open a channel of inexhaustible inspiration.

~Dana Lynne Andersen, artist,


Dana’s Website

Dana’s Awakening Arts Academy

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About the author, Devani

Hey! I’m Devani, a multi-passionate creator who enjoys honing the craft of writing (mostly;)), photography, cooking, podcasting, learning about business, and growing brands. I co-host the iCreateDaily Podcast with LeAura Alderson (my mom), and co-own the iCreateDaily brand. I hope through the content and products we produce, you will be inspired to start, sustain, and succeed in your goals.

My non-business and artistic hobbies include: enjoying a good movie, discovering obscure but epic music, obsessing over The Beatles, and developing fictional stories in my head. My Maltese dog, Caspian, provides an insane amount of creative inspiration by just being his adorable self. #HeWokeUpLikeThat. 😉