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We were honored to be invited to exhibit at the historic St. Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom. It is a church of many symbols, but we narrowed it to just a few to focus on for our mini series, specifically created for the church, to thank its many stewards and volunteers. The prominent […]

September 16, 2023

Church Symbology: Our St. Mary’s Series

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The National Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, witnessed an inspiring workshop by Bethany Halbreich, the founder and executive director of Paint the World.


Unleashing the Power of Creativity: Paint the World at the National Career Development Conference

July 18, 2023

Bethany, Paint the World founder, with Cities Series images on the left, and Symbols Series images on the right. Location: Pavilhão Carlos Lopes, Lisbon, Portugal Paint the World continued to break boundaries in 2022, which included showcasing our Symbols Series and Cities Series at exhibitions in New York City and Lisbon (pictured above). Our Symbols Series […]

December 31, 2022

Symbols Series Exhibits in NYC & Lisbon in Fall 2022


From the dawn of humanity, the concept of birth has held the ultimate significance as it marks our closest experience to creation and therefore — what many civilizations have believed — is our closest means of understanding life itself. It has thus been used in numerous artistic expressions, whether through references to actual childbirth or the metaphoric use of the concept in conveying new beginnings.

Symbols Series

Birth in Art: The Significance of the Birth Motif in Art, both Past and Present

March 27, 2022

An ancient theme within many mythologies, the concept of rebirth and resurrection has been a prominent motif in the art world for centuries. The idea of coming back from the dead is not only found in religion, but also features prominently in Greek mythology where it is used as a literary technique to illustrate the concept that life goes on after death.

February 15, 2022

Rebirth & Renewal in the Art World: The motif’s significance, from ancient to modern art

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Transcending time and space, changing forms from culture to culture, the essence of the “Mother” archetype has undoubtedly remained intact. In Carl Jung’s analytical psychology, the primordial image of the generative and sustaining mother figure that has occurred repeatedly in various cultural concepts and myths since ancient times is sustained within the collective unconscious.

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The Archetype That Contains All Else: The Mother Archetype & Its Significance in the Art World

February 3, 2022

Our inner and outer aesthetic is made up of powerful archetypes that strategically appear in our lives over and over again. According to Dr. Carol S. Pearson, archetypes represent patterns, and patterns represent predictability. Jungian psychology centers largely around the concept of archetypes and how they play out in our lives.

January 25, 2022

An Introduction to Paint the World’s Symbols Series: Why are we doing this?

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After speaking with a handful of hospital staff on the front-lines of the COVID19 pandemic, and learning that they’re working double time even as they experience pay cuts, it became clear that hospital employee morale is low across the board.

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Giving frontline heroes tools to make art

June 1, 2020

Each and every one of us has the capacity within — an inner spark of creative intelligence, which when nurtured can highlight solutions to the issues that surround us. That creative spark — that inherent ability to innovate and create — really is in there and it has been all along.

February 4, 2020

The ability to be “innovative” is in our bones.