This section is LONG - but it's a huge part of who I am & will
probably give you a clearer idea of what I'm passionate
EXCITING UPDATE! Nov. 2014
I just found out that I've been selected to be a speaker at the
upcoming SXSW 2015 Interactive Conference! (from over 3300
submissions only the top 15% got chosen!)
I'm super excited! I titled my panel discussion
"Catalytic Color: Flow & the Balanced Brain Benefit" and I have
the most amazing people on my panel!
We've been having a great time during our planning meetings &
brainstorming sessions and we're all focused on making it a really
fun & informative talk for the audience.
Come check it out if you're going to be attending SXSW Interactive
this March! :)
We present on Saturday March 14 at 1 pm in the main SXSW
Interactive Conference venue (which is a big downtown hotel this
year (whose name is escaping me at the moment! ))
(see "FOR FUN" section below :) ):
In what now seems like a past life, I used to be a Mechanical
Engineer doing design work on submarines for Lockheed... but now,
I'm a self-employed full time artist - abstract oil painting, with
national & international exhibitions, installations and sales
(and in between I was an acupuncturist and Zen Shiatsu practitioner
with my own healing practice, working with cancer patients).
I also spend about half my time doing medical research and teaching
medical practitioners and lay people about the science behind the
healing effects of color, light frequencies and art.
So yes, I stay very busy - but I really love what I'm doing for a
LECTURES, RADIO & TV INTERVIEWS, PODCASTS, YOUTUBE, etc.:
This is my latest radio interview on a nationally syndicated show -
March 2014 - (scroll down on this page link for the Play or
Nationally Syndicated Radio Interview, March,
or here's a direct link to the Mp3 online audio track:
Nationally Syndicated Radio Interview - direct mp3
audio link, March, 2014
For anyone interested in WATCHING me talk about the science behind
the healing effects of color and light, here's a link to my very
recent Podcast Interview on Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Executive
Video Show, October 2014:
Leanne Venier, Supersenses, Biophotonics, Light
Spectrum - Dave Asprey's Bulletproof Podcast
I've recently been asked to be a regular contributor to TEXAS MD
MAGAZINE. My first article is out now in the December issue, on
sale in all major grocery stores including HEB and Whole Foods.
Here's a link to the current article:
Leanne Venier's article in the Dec 2014 TEXAS MD
I have another article coming out in their Jan/Feb issue and am in
the process of writing my article for the March/April issue.
I'm also starting to write my first book on all of the stuff I
teach about. Long overdue!
As mentioned above, I also give live lectures, teaching doctors and
others about the science behind the Healing Effects of Color, Light
Frequencies and Art at major medical centers, conferences including
MENSA, consciousness organizations, and elsewhere.
My talk from January 2013 for IONS & INACS (Institute of Noetic
Sciences and Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies)
is on YouTube (the other videos (including my 2014 talk on my
Ayahuasca experiences) are still waiting to be edited - so if
you're a video editor and you're interested in trade, contact me!
but this video is a good overall one for starters, so if you're
interested in the science behind the healing effects of color,
light and art, feel free to check it out:
Color, Consciousness & Healing: The Healing
Effects of Color, Light Frequencies & Art - on
(Watch it in HD for the best resolution! (Scroll down the page,
Click on the youtube direct links, then click on the button at the
bottom of the screen to change the resolution) :)
CREATIVITY & FLOW WORKSHOPS
Also, this next section on Flow state and Creativity talks about my
most recent 2014 workshops.
The 2014 ones are now past, but if you're interested for the
future, you can sign up for my mailing list to be notified when I
teach them again in 2015.
Subscribe to be Notified of my 2015 Creativity
& Flow Workshops
From my emailer:
"...For anyone interested in FLOW state, an optimal state of
consciousness where the brain processes data at lightning speeds,
where all creative insights, great inventions and scientific
breakthroughs come from, and where all of the best music, writing
and art is created...
You may know this state by other names: runner’s high, being in the
zone, being in the groove, etc. Regardless of the name, the
experience is the same ... and unforgettable.
In FLOW, our attention is so laser-focused that all else falls
away. Action and awareness merge. Time flies. Self vanishes. And
all aspects of performance go through the roof.
Technically, FLOW is defined as a peak state of consciousness where
we feel our best and perform our best. In the state, as
psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (who coined the term “flow”)
says, “every action, movement and thought follows inevitably from
the previous one, like playing jazz.”
Flow is a thoroughly transformational experience. A considerable
pile of research shows that on the other side of the state, we’re
more confident, capable and aware. Even better, as was learned from
one of the largest psychological studies ever conducted, the people
who have the most flow in their lives are the HAPPIEST people on
In a 10-year McKinsey study, top executives reported being five
times more productive in flow (that's 500%). This means, if you
spend Monday in flow, you can actually take the rest of the week
off and still get more done that your steady-state peers.
I teach Creativity & Flow workshops on how to quickly and
reliably achieve this Flow state whenever you'd like.
MY FINAL WORKSHOPS for 2014 were in September but you can subscribe
at the link above to be notified of my 2015 workshops.
DETAILS, loads of TESTIMONIALS from workshop graduates, the
scientific research (including links to the McKinsey study &
other research) & how to register are here:
Creativity & Flow Workshops - September 2014"
PAINTING & ART:
And now for the other side of my business which you can see in some
of my profile photos ...
When I'm not in research or lecture mode, I'm painting in my
This is how I spend my days in the 'office' ;)
I call this "Painting the Music"
(Since my hyperlinks don't work on smart phones if you're using the
OKC app, here's the
Here's another one - "Painting the Music 2"
If you'd like
to see better images of my artwork, feel free to visit my
GALLERIES - Austin & Dallas
I have my own gallery in Austin - the LEANNE VENIER gallery - open
by appointment for collectors ... and special friends. :)
LEANNE VENIER gallery
If you're not in Austin, where I have my own gallery, I often
participate in gallery exhibitions with my gallery in Dallas so if
you live or travel there, feel free to stop into the LuminArte
Gallery in the Design District to check out my work - they've been
voted Best Fine Art Gallery in all of North Texas two years in a
row - 2013 & 2014.
MAILING LIST & SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTIONS:
I notify people of my upcoming exhibitions & lectures via my
And via Facebook.... Feel free to friend me on FB if you're on
Or connect with me on linkedin:
OK, enough of the work stuff (which for me, is actually a lot of
FUN! But I do other stuff for fun, too... some of which are listed
here. ;) )
I love being outdoors - hiking, running, camping, etc. or simply
sitting outside w/ a beautiful view, sipping a glass of wine or cup
of coffee & enjoying a stimulating conversation. I love
traveling, great food & wine, reading & music (most
Travel, travel, travel! (as much as running my business allows).
Got back from a month in Peru at the earlier this year which ended
with a 9 day ayahuasca retreat. Amazing and life-changing
I also completed formal Sommelier training while living in Italy,
just for fun & because I love wine. These days, though, I tend
to only drink wine when I'm pairing it with good food. It's not
really a cocktail beverage for me (other than when I enjoy some
In cocktail situations, I'll lean more towards a good, complex
micro-brewery beer or a freshly made real-lime-juice margarita with
an amazing high-quality tequila, especially when the hot, summer
weather arrives in Austin!