Meditation can hardly take the credit for all the changes in the life of German artist Henrik Nolte, but it has played an important part. He sleeps better, and he paints better too. In particular, his watercolours are full of sensitivity and psychological depth, but have retained some of the sharp edges and humour that used to be typical of his earlier works. I met him at a summer retreat in Acem in 2011.
You can think of meditative art as poetic paintings of nature, or abstract images of space, maybe like the water colour to the left, painted by Henrik Nolte just before he left for this year's summer retreat in Acem Meditation. But many of his other paintings certainly don't conform to our standard clichés of meditative art.