This week, Mystic Mag had the opportunity to interview Ellen McDonough, Visionary Artist who kindly agreed to share some information about her career, turning her visions into art, and what she loves most about her profession.
When was the first time you had a vivid vision?
My first vivid vision was around age 10.
I don’t remember what sparked it, but I recall perceiving a vast landscape of lush green grounds. In the distance stood a massive shiny bluish pyramid. At the front side of the pyramid was a majestic staircase, flanked by 2 lion statues; at the top of the staircase was the entrance. The architecture was simple and clean, yet regal.
Clean white walkways stretched along the expansive manicured lawns. Along one of the walkways, two robed women strolled in tandem. Other than those two women, the scene was still and peaceful.
The energy of this place was so high and pristine, and it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.
Years later, I had the distinct awareness that this vision was of the golden age of Atlantis; communication was telepathic, hence the silence and clarity of the energy.
How do you turn your visions into art?
I create what I “see” digitally using a variety of software packages and plug-ins. I love digital art for the realistic yet surrealistic effects that it offers.
After I’ve completed an image, I infuse it with Reiki and other high frequencies to transmit energies of peace, joy and inspiration.
I always set a strong intention that my images uplift the viewer somehow, leaving them in a higher state of mind than before. It is my hope that my images offer people inspiration, a sense of peace, and a beautiful respite far from everyday concerns.
How often do you have your visions, and are they more frequent during dreaming?
Pretty much anything can cause me to channel a vision, and so they come fairly often; for this reason I keep a small notebook handy to sketch them out.
The visions aren’t always crystal clear, but more like a vague remembrance; it’s not until I start designing that the details are channeled through.
My visions mostly come when I’m someplace beautiful in nature, especially if the place has beautiful lawns and either modern or classical architecture. It may sound strange, but very often, office parks with manicured lawns and modern architecture will spark visions; I’ve often visited modern office parks on weekends for the peace and quiet which allows me to more easily “remember” places.
I’ve also received visions while either meditating or gazing at my crystals. Lastly, visions have come while watching certain movies (such as “Stargate”) or listening to alternative podcasts (such as “Journey to Truth”).
What programs do you use for drawing?
I first started with Bryce 3 years ago.
These days, along with Bryce I use a variety of tools, such as Cinema 4d, Photoshop, Vue and many other programs and plug-ins. I rarely if ever use just one tool; it’s typically different elements of a scene are created with different tools, then composited together with special effects added. It’s a painstaking process, but at the same time, pure joy.
How about sound healing? We found that you also help people with healing frequencies.
I’m fascinated with frequencies and how they can heal us.
For that reason, I created http://www.PureLightAudio.com, an online marketplace that offers frequency-infused audios for healing and awakening.
PureLightAudio.com offers hundreds of audios in many modalities such as Solfeggio tones, binaural beats, Rife frequencies, light language, crystal bowls, voice transmissions, guided meditations and more. The audio frequencies can help increase/improve health, wealth, youthfulness, psychic ability, fitness, sleep, confidence and more. They can also assist with detoxification, emotional healing, trauma release, stress-release, etc.
Over 20 freebies are available so people can try them out. We also offer a free app “PureLight Audio”, available on IOS and Android.
Whether through my art or through audios, I’m very passionate about bringing Light and high frequencies to the planet to help people heal and to help raise the vibration of the planet.
What is the best part of your job?
While designing itself is pure joy, I really love when people see my art and tell me the places I’ve designed feel familiar to them, like a soul memory.
The most gratifying, though, is when someone tells me they’ve been feeling low, but somehow after gazing at my art they now feel happier and reassured that everything in their life will be alright.