Hadley Seymore is a visionary artist currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

She graduated with a BA in Visual Arts from Naropa University in Boulder, CO, then studied illustration for a year at University College Falmouth in Falmouth, England. She learned oil painting at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art in Vienna, Austria, where she was one of the school’s first students. She has additionally studied with artists Philip Rubinov Jacobson and Kristy Gordon. Her work has been exhibited in Europe and the US.

Artist Statement

My work depicts inner states – of energy, emotion and mythic narrative – that relate to healing and spirituality. Influenced by the idealistic beauty of the Symbolists, Pre-Raphaelites, Renaissance masters, Medieval religious painters, and Golden Age illustrators, combined with traditional and contemporary Japanese influences, I paint worlds of etheric beings, animals and fantastical landscapes. Sometimes I paint from an image in my mind’s eye, and other times I begin spontaneously and allow the painting to evolve on its own.

My desire to create relates to my lifelong attempts at answering the questions, “Who am I? Why am I here?” I have followed my intuitive guidance throughout my life, seeking beauty and inspiration in every circumstance. I am inspired by the light that softly shines in the darkest hour, and transformative experiences of the human psyche. I play with many juxtaposing themes in my work: the infinity of spiritual power and the frailty of the human condition, death and rebirth, eternity and impermanence, movement and stillness, levity and gravity, and virtues and passions. Through it all, a playful and light touch reminds us that, in the end, we are all characters in an epic story by an omnipotent author.


b. 1986, New York, NY.

Lives in Santa Fe, NM.



2004-2008  BA Visual Arts, Naropa University, Boulder, CO.

2009-2010  University College Falmouth (BA(Hons) Illustration program), Falmouth, UK. 

2013-2016  Vienna Academy of Visionary Art, Vienna, Austria.

2015  Mischtechnik Seminar with Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Ibiza, Spain.

2016  Mischtechnik Seminar with Philip Rubinov Jacobson, Payerbach, Austria.

2023  Visionary Artist Mastery Program with Kristy Gordon (online)



2023  Daily Devotions, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

2018  Eclectic Eight, Wilton Library, Wilton, Connecticut

2016  Chimeria Festival International, Sedan, France

2016  A Legacy of Light, Castle Gloggnitz, Austria

2016  Transmission: Tribute to Ernst Fuchs, Galerie 10, Vienna, Austria

2015  Lighthouse Dreams, Lighthouse Gallery, Ibiza, Spain

2008  Corpus Callosum, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado



Ross, Jeannette: Eight Artists, Eight Points of View, The Wilton Bulletin, April 5, 2018.