Janet Purcell and John Campbell are two unique individuals who have collaborated on a spiritual and artistic endeavor to create “Threads of Two Voices”. The melding of their works has produced a one-of-a-kind book which takes the observer on a journey with inspirational, thought-provoking messages that complement the beautiful art work with its dreamlike images.
Janet is a Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor. She has a clinical practice in Phoenix, Arizona where she currently resides with her dog, Barney.
Janet’s search for inner connection brought her to a crossroads in her life when both parents became ill at the same time. While driving one morning to her government job Janet uttered a prayer, “I’m at a crossroads in my life, I need some help”. Shortly thereafter, Janet’s life became a personal quest for the inner truth of who she is and how to connect with this truth. Born out of this personal journey is a person who changed professions, became a Reiki master/teacher, acquired certification as a Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor, and graduated from The New Seminary in New York City as an Interfaith Minister after two years of study and training.
Janet’s poetry and her approach to writing come from a deep spiritual connection. Her metaphors carry with them messages that are multifaceted in meaning resonating differently for each reader based on his or her own experiences and personal journey. Her poetry carries a message of love, hope and gratitude to inspire a path of personal growth, reflection and awakening in those seeking a sense of spiritual enlightenment and peace.
John is an artist, energy healer and software engineer. John is also a Reiki master/teacher and has received extensive training in many energy healing techniques. He currently lives with his wife in Phoenix, Arizona.
When John was young his family played a game called “Scribble Draw”. One family member would scribble on a piece of paper and another would create a picture from the scribbles. This game taught John to see patterns in the midst of chaos and inspired his method of painting.
John’s art starts by splashing colors on a canvas, rather like the scribble drawings of his youth. He uses his intuitive sense and his technical art skills to translate these color splashes into an work of art he calls spiritual abstraction. John developed this skill of translating intuitive feelings into material results as an intuitive thinker in the analytical world of software engineering.
John’s spiritual studies of Eastern and Western religions have also shown him that there is a common thread throughout humanity, a singular voice separated only by different words. John strives to show this common thread in all of his art work. This is the inspiration for the paintings he refers to as “spiritual abstractions”. Using his energy skills, John attunes his paintings to heal and inspire others. It is his hope that the paintings will awaken that sense of spiritual wonder that dwells within each of us.