ALOHA - My name is Liliana R. Morell. I was born and raised in Switzerland, and I have traveled worldwide. I have been living and creating artwork in Switzerland, near Lucerne and on the Island of Maui, Hawai’i.
For more than 30 years, I have been doing visual art. I work as a full-time artist in my own studio, and for some years I owned a gallery in Zurich, Switzerland. I was invited to show for several single and group exhibitions.
Doing art for me is meditation. With a connection to the “here and now” my work comes into being very intuitively. The ideas and forms come through me. Nature and spirituality are my main inspiration for my creativity. I express my inside…….moment by moment in color, texture and shapes. I like organic forms which are not perfect, but nurture harmony and balance in each of us.
When my work can touch the core of people’s heart and make them connect to the beauty of their own soul, it is a beautiful way to communicate with someone and share my inner experiences.
Besides my passion for all kind of art and interior design, I have always been connected to psychology and spirituality. With my high sensitivity and empathy, my long-term coaching experience, and through art I also support people in their personal growth.
After a severe illness, I followed a longtime dream and moved to Hawai’i. From 2015 to 2019 I have lived on Maui and studied at University of Hawaii Maui College, focusing on Art (Degree in Visual Art) and Hawaiian Studies. I have studied Hawaiian Culture in all aspects at the Unversity on Maui and with Hawaiian Kumu’s. The way of living of the Hawaiian’s, their culture and spirituality, their understanding that we are all connected to each other, to mother nature and all beings, and how they express their culture and feelings in art, chants, music, dance and rituals has deeply touched my heart. I feel very fortunate that I had the possiblity to study this culture in a deeper way and got so much insight through my ohana on Maui. Even when I am not Hawaiian by blood, my heart is connected to these islands and I strive to practice the way of ALOHA every day.
This experience and the nature of Hawai’i has inspired and influenced my life, my work and my art. During my time on Maui, my artwork was selected and shown at several juried exhibitions.
Besides creating art in Switzerland, I plan to spend several months of the year on Maui and offer very special and individual cultural tours in Hawai’i.
2019: Degree Visual Art, Unversity of Hawaii, Maui
2018: Feng Shui Practitioner Certificate, C.McCandless, Maui
2018: Arts Therapy, Renaissance Academy, London, UK
2017/2018: University of Hawaii, Maui, Hawaii (Ceramics – J.Owen, R.Willcox)
2017: Fiber Art (L.Raymond-Schattenburg)
2016: University of Hawaii, Maui, Hawaii (Ceramics - John Gill)
2016: Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Maui, Hawaii (Handbuilding Stoneware Clay – J.Froberg/B. Flint)
2016: University of Hawaii, Maui (Bamboo crafts)
2012-2014: Margrit Leuthold, Wegenstetten, Switzerland (wooden sculptures)
2012: California Sculptors Symposium, Gambria, USA (1st prize wooden sculptures)
2011: Ada Hauser-Koller, Steg, Switzerland (wooden sculptures)
2011: Alexander Jeanmaire, Zürich, Switzerland (complementary painting)
2010-2012: Judith Schröter, Oetwil, Switzerland (stone sculptures, modeling)
2010: Sabine Herrmann, Berlin, Germany (acrylic/gouache painting)
1999: Linda Graedel, Flims, Switzerland (people drawing)
1999: Ulrich Lipp, Westerwald, Germany (meditative acrylic painting)
1998: Meera, Pune, India (experimental painting)
1988: Color dialog API, Zurich, Switzerland (Art Therapy)
1983: Emily Carr University of Art, Vancouver, Canada (painting)
Self-taught artist since my youth in painting, sculpture, interior design
Study visits in USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Morocco, Lanzarote, Hawaii
Education and Work experience besides Art
Business School; Sports Coach; Sports Psychology
I have worked as a Holistic Life Coach for over 30 years, I have taught in seminars and healing workshops.
Education and work experience in Humanistic Psychology; Mental Training; Communication; Breathing-, Body- and Relaxation work; Aqua Balancing; Kinesiology; Touch for Health; Astrology,; Meditation; Spiritual Healing
Degree in Visual Art; Art Therapy; Feng Shui.