"The past decade of my life has been centered on consciously and creatively exploring memory. While journeying within the inner realms, I have come across many different kinds of places containing light and dark aspects, and they have something in common − they contain what I call alchemical memory palaces. These are important transformational centers which are tools which we can use to remember ourselves and our spiritual connection with one another and the whole cosmos. They also serve as founts of creative energy, providing constant sources of inspiration."
Born in Alberta, Canada, Kevin Campeau spent his childhood on a farm in the northern prairies where he came to discover a love for drawing, writing and shapeshifting into the different forms within his imagination. After graduating from high school he moved to Alberta's Rocky Mountains, seeking adventure and a new landscape. It was here that he was overtaken by a sudden illness which left him nearly completely paralyzed.
After his physical recovery he moved to Quebec in Eastern Canada. Catalyzed by his experience, it was there that he began to focus reflectively into his creative process while seeking methods for spiritual inner healing. He took up meditation, which led him deeper into the practice of inner journeying (first learned in childhood) as well as automatic drawing and writing. These practices began to interweave and function as a unit. As he would meditate into his inner landscapes, inspired by vivid dreams or simply from what was arising in the moment, he would encounter archetypal spiritual guides and dialogue with them, recording these dialogues in writing and drawing.
"The imagination is a creative tool with which we can explore our world and ourselves. It contains a vast potential for growth and transformation, if one is inclined to develop it and utilize it in conjunction with the inner and outer senses. The essential aim of my work is to help myself and others to realize the inner space."
In 2012 the artist attended The Visions in the Mischtechnik Seminar in Italy, following a calling to learn painting and expand his ability to share images of his inner experiences. He then attended The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art from its inception, becoming the first graduate of its 3 year program in June of 2016. During this time he studied under nearly all of the current members of the Visionary Guild. He also began to share his experiences with self-healing, co-leading a number of workshops that transmit different aspects of his personal healing and creative practice.
In the summer of 2017 the artist co-taught The Visions in the Mischtechnik Seminar in Italy â€“ 5 years after having been a student there. He is continuing to offer more workshops on inner journeying, automatic drawing and his own painting technique as well as offering one-on-one and group inner journeying sessions and private art lessons.
Kevin Campeau is currently based in Vienna, Austria.