about Lindy Solomon
She is an exhibiting artist and the founder of the innovative Healing Art process called ASTAR (Awakening Spirit through Art). Her own artmaking arises out of this practice which is based on the principle of working with no-mind, intuitively and responsively, allowing the emergent creative process to lead the way and layers of meaning to be revealed later.
Lindy graduated from Michaelis Art School at UCT with a B.A.(Art) H.D.E degree, cum laude, in 1983 and has been involved in art education, curriculum and materials development, facilitator training and community work for the past 35 years. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, she worked in Soweto, Alexandra and Katlehong, facilitating art teacher training for community practitioners and art programs for hundreds of children. This work led to her writing two acclaimed books on art teaching, Khula Udweba and Creative Beginnings, which are still widely used today.
Over the years, Lindy has trained 60 facilitators in the Astar methodology and these facilitators have spread the creative and healing benefits of this unique approach to a vast network of people.
Lindy is based at her studio in Mowbray, Cape Town. She is currently facilitating art workshops and individual healing art processes, designing Astar online courses, consulting and doing her own work as an artist, often in the mountains. She has had three solo exhibitions recently – Unearth in 2018, Insync in 2020 and Still Life in 2022. Lindy is a mother of four children who she feels have been her greatest teachers.