I paint, make films and write to invite people on a creative quest. The process holds the key. Through video and words I can take others on a journey from sketch to reality.

Just like a spy, I secretly investigate anything extraordinary, anything that gives away the truth of this world as a realm full of miracles, questions and mysteries - a place to transcend. I bring this fleeting evidence into the light of day as paintings. I see how this strange and dangerous journey strikes a chord, breaks the chain and suddenly reminds people of who they truly are: limitless creative souls imagining this world.

Painting and a viewer become juxtaposed mirrors, taking soul home to infinity.

Our journey is entirely imaginary. That is its strength. It goes from life
to death. People, animals, cities, things, are all imagined. It's a novel,
just a fictitious narrative...You just have to close your eyes.
It's on the other side of life.
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
From "Journey to the End of the Night"
Inessa Garder is a Russian-born painter who travels the world, uniting cultures through art. Growing up in Novosibirsk, Siberia, the vast white canvas of Russian winter made her long to see the world in all its colours and cultures.

She began her career as an architect in Milan, then Moscow and subsequently in London. In 2016, she entered a group exhibition, TRIBE #16, in London with her City Stream Series inspired by the frequent change of capitals. She went on exhibiting in London with Focus LDN "Londoner's Compass" and TRIBE #17, exploring the urban environment and social narrative of London. This inexhaustible city gave her a start as an artist as well as an obsession with contemporary painting techniques: mixing them together and inventing the new ones.

In 2019, Inessa traveled to India to study yoga and meditation only to find it was the very source of the concept of unity that she had been looking for through the lens of art. Her Indian project, Ganga Aarti, mixed painting and film to inspire people to be who they truly are. It was exhibited during the Rishikesh International Film Festival in March 2020 in India.
You felt all this suddenly like a great wind swept over the land and through you. There you were - denuded of everything, empty - and therefore utterly open. The beauty of it was not in the word or in the feeling but seemed to be everywhere - about you, inside you, over the waters and in the hills. Meditation is this."
J. Krishnamurti
From J Krishnamurti's Diary
In people's eyes, in the swing, tramp, and trudge; in the bellow and the uproar; the carriages, motor cars, omnibuses, vans, sandwich men shuffling and swinging; brass bands; barrel organs; in the triumph and the jingle and the strange high singing of some aeroplane overhead was what she loved; life; London; this moment of June.
Virginia Woolf
From "Mrs. Dalloway"
In the traditional societies men endeavoured, consciously and voluntarily, to abolish Time - periodically to efface the past and to regenerate Time - by a series of rituals which, as it were, reenacted the cosmogony.
Mircea Eliade
From "Images & Symbols.
Studies in Religious Symbolism"
"I want that love that moved the mountains. I want that love that split the ocean.
I want that love that made the winds tremble. I want that love that roared like thunder. I want that love that will raise the dead. I want that love that lifts us to ecstasy. I want that love that is the silence of eternity."