“Art is an invisible language. As an artist, you’re the only person who knows the poem, the phrase, the sentence, the words. But when you submerge yourself in that, your viewer will connect with it too”

Pascale Reuter

“I believe that art is anything we do with our heart,” says Pascale Reuter. “And it can help us to see life differently.”

And she should know. As a self-taught artist, Pascale started painting as an adult when she was ‘going through some stuff and needed an outlet.’ She quickly discovered the healing power of colour and expression. 

“As we get older, we put our creativity into a box. Then we put it into another box. Lock it with a key, then send it overseas and the key in a different direction!” Pascale says. “So finding that key and unlocking the box can be like discovering a part of yourself again.”

If you’re not quite ready to pull out your own easel and paintbrush, Pascale’s beautiful paintings can transport you with their colours, brush marks and shapes, as well as sharing the vibration that Pascale intended when originally creating the piece of art. “I like to create an internal conversation,” she says. “I work intuitively to play with colours and textures, to create a new language.” 

Born in New Caledonia, Pascale always had a vision of living in Australia. Now, with her art and a Sydney-based gallery, she is passionate about the way art can build bridges between people and cultures. “Often, when people have racist reactions, it is because they are just uninformed,” says Pascale. “Their first reaction is fear, which causes stupid behaviours. But my heart and mind was opened to diversity thanks to my childhood, and I know my art can do the same for people.”

Pascale continues, “Art is an invisible language. As an artist, you’re the only person who knows the poem, the phrase, the sentence, the words. But when you submerge yourself in that, your viewer will connect with it too. It’s all about the vibration and the connection.” 

And furthering those connections is precisely what Pascale is hoping to achieve with her presence on Made By Many Hands. “I wish for awareness of what I do, for connectivity, and to help to encourage other women to step into their own creativity. To unlock that box!”

Who is ready to find their key?!

Published by Amy Malpass-Hahn, Freelance writer