"When the artist is 'there' the image s/he has discovered appears".

Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi (1996)

Woody's contemporary paintings function as organic memories in a garden of colorful human emotions; spontaneous reactions to color and movement with an array of passions reflecting our collective imagination.

Derivatives of the abstract expressionist action art movement, Woody paintings communicate a message to the viewer. They are not just pictures, they are expressive events with their power derived from creating paintings.

Woody paintings are sought after by informed, eclectic private art champions because they are beautiful, functional and fundamentally positioned to grow in value over time.

Every moment is complete in itself.

'It is not what you see, it's what you're looking for that matters most.'

Many of these paintings were created over 30 years ago and have never been presented publically.

Authentic Woody paintings are only available to supporters of the Be Sensitive Network.

Secrets are revealed

James e. Woody, one of the world's first proclaimed and recognized African-American Transpersonal Abstract Expressionist Artist, hopes that his "new art" will spot, then depict new ways of seeing, new modes of being, new forms of cognition, new heights or depths of feeling and in all cases, new modes of perception to become a catalyst for helping others discover their self empowered inner wisdom, the single most powerful and lasting seed of change!

"Art is life and life is sacred. I only seek to exemplify the magic inside of each of us, where our memories meet our dreams."

James e. Woody, 1988

"Woody", began writing a manifesto on Transpersonal Art in 1988. During those years, his goal was to help convert the concept of "corporate art" from a noun to an adjective, to produce "eclectic" images that functioned to sensitive markets to emerging technologies and document the evolutionary process of mans relationship to new technologies. His concepts, derived from studing ideologies that derived from Renaissance Humanism and derivatives of the Futurist and DADA art movements.

It would be impossible to capitulate Woody's life in this short allocation of space and time. So at his request, we have embedded this list of musical performances from a few of his favorite iconic and acclaimed musical geniuses. For just like a Woody painting, these songs remind us that redemption is possible and true artistic expressions are the fruits of much self-sacrifice.

Click here to participate in the Be Sensitive Art Gifting Project.

Additional Information:

1. Woody's bibliographic summary

2. How is art valued?

3. Six Characteristics of NextGen Art Collectors

4. Art as an Alternative Investment Asset and so much more.

Thank you, Adrielle Roberts, Studio Administrator

A Collector's Choice

Woody's paintings are owned by informed art collectors, luminaries, visionaries and eclectic champions of philanthropy, only available through an exclusive invitation.

"A wide range of artistic expressions are utilized in my paintings to express my inner worlds, an interpretation of the shapes of my life. It engages my soul's intrinsic peace until I am reminded that inner peace forms a strong core for everything else I do." James e. Woody, 1995

The New Mordernism & Transpersonal Art

Woody paintings are "transpersonal", a part of the design psychology mix. They are creations that help you manifest a personal redeeming philosophy of meaning in preparation for regenerating your possibilities. Limited Edition Prints are now available online at Saatchi Galleries .

Be Sensitive & Be Remarkable

Invited philanthropists are gifted a selected painting in appreciation of their pledge to the Be Sensitive Foundation and in support of Be Remarkable Projects.

"No part of life or art should be merely rushing without appreciating the journey in its fullness along the way." James e. Woody 2011

Literacy for Life

Woody's wearable art collection is made available in partnership with VIDA, a new fashion ecommerce company, providing literacy programs for their product makers. Thereby enabling them to build a better life now and for generations to come.

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The Metamorphsis

Graham Wallas (1926) identified the creative process as occurring in four stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification.

James e. Woody
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A Seeker
visual expressionist.

A seeker of answers to the mystery of the transformative process, his concept of transpersonal art as expression, employ the therapy principals of design psychology.

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A Believer

A learner of all things beautiful, he believes that there is a transpersonal richness in art that may in some way depict an approaching worldview, that art is life and life is sacred.

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An Intellectual

Founder of the Be Sensitive Foundation and the Be Remarkable Group, he campaigns for gifted and talented children and the value of social impact investments.

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A Visionary

Above all, Woody is a visionary painter, one of the world's first proclaimed and recognized African-American Transpersonal Abstract Expressionist.

With art and life

there is space and opportunity at every phase for reinvention.

"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun."

Pablo Picasso, Painter

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."

Albert Einstein, Patent Clerk

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

George Bernard Shaw, Playwright.

"A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light."

Leonardo da Vinci , Painter, Sculptor.

Self-knowledge, insight into all phases of life and mind, springs from artistic imagination.

(Langer 1962: 82)

Symbolic cognition is one of the hallmarks of the human mind. Visual artists are able to create something new on canvas, something that did not exist previously and does not actually exist in reality, even when, at times, it closely resembles reality.
Vision is influenced by neurological events, starting with the eye and ending in the vision processing regions of the brain.

What are the Sources of Creativity and Innovation? The neuroscience of art (PDF)

Creations are expresses of what is on an artist's mind, which includes conscious and unconscious experiences, political and cultural events, beliefs, fears, desires and emotions. Art is a communicative system able to relay ideas in ways not afforded in language alone.
What is a "Woody Painting" as abstract transpersonal art? A brief overview (PDF)

The cognitive value of art:

compositions that communicate with you.

In Honor of Jackson Pollack and Founders of Abstract Expressionism.

Be Sensitive-Be Remarkable

A promise that communicates clearly, concisely and consistently that we care about ourselves, our environment and each other.

Be A Champion!

The Be Sensitive Foundation is a private philanthropic initiative raising public awareness of the issues faced by nonprofits that support under-served brilliant and exceptional children.

Be A Hero!

The Be Sensitive Network is a group of philanthropists, making contributions to the development of Be Remarkable Projects.

Be Powerful!

The Be Remarkable Group is an advocate for social impact investments and seeks to encourage opportunities for young people engaged in socially beneficial innovations.


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