Neroli Makim is an internationally acclaimed artist whose paintings and sculptures are held in both private and corporate collections. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Neroli’s unique upbringing has had a profound effect on her approach to creativity, play and innovation. Creativity held the keys to filling the vast, empty expanses of a childhood spent in the remote Australian Outback.
Her investigation into creativity led her to complete a bachelor degree in fine arts, exploring a wide variety of disciplines from painting, drawing, photography, wearable art, bronze, clay, and fibre sculpture. (See the ART page) Neroli’s interest in the innate wisdom and creativity within each person led her to train extensively in the art of self awareness and spiritual disciplines. Over the past 10 years, she has studied body-centred psychotherapy, moving meditation and Buddhist disciplines and trained under select leaders in the field of personal development. Neroli’s insatiable thirst for knowledge is responsible for her pouring an extraordinary amount of time, energy and money into her self education, and she is a keen advocate of learning through personal investigation and experience.
An intense desire to understand more about the world, her place in it, and how the microcosm fits into the macrocosm and vice versa took her on a journey around the globe her early twenties. From the the isolated outback cattle station where she grew up, Neroli set off to immerse herself in the extraordinary art and culture of Italy. She lived in Ireland and London, and travelled around Europe before heading home via Russia, Mongolia and China. For the last five years she has been developing and facilitating art programs for private businesses, whilst working in one of Australia’s premier galleries.
Neroli’s mission in life is continue to explore and awaken the innate wisdom and creativity within herself and all those who seek to know their own inner genius. In her book, she reveals the simple yet powerful lessons she has learnt through her childhood experiences and extensive exploration of personal development and creative expression. This book is an ideal read for anyone seeking to experience greater personal fulfillment and creative success in life.