“Be bold and fear no art…if your images are arousing such strong emotions, you are doing something right – carry on!”
21 January 2018 – Mark Henson – Visionary Artist – USA
“Lovely space you have there Chandrika. Much light is shining from your art.”
20 January 2018 – Martina Hoffmann – Visionary Artist – USA and Brittany, France.
“I wish you happiness, Chandrika, go and claim it! It is yours for the taking.”
23 January 2018 – Martina Hoffmann – Visionary Artist – USA and Brittany, France.
“You are my devotion. You are the hope for an artistic future. You are a divine Spirit who will light the way for many.”
7 August 1996 – Dr Hart Tavel Goodman, b. 1923 (Colorado, USA) – d. 2000 (Magnetic Island, Australia).
“The greater the discipline, the greater the freedom.” – HTG.
Carolea Chandrika Steinhardt BFA Ceremony conducted at Nick’s Swiss-Italian Restaurant, Yungerburra, QLD, 1994 – presided by Dr Hart Tavel Goodman
“Your art stands outside of the doctrine of commercialism.”
9th of April 2021, Felicity Blake, Creative Plus Business.
“Dear Chandrika, ……………with the sensitivity that you deserve.I respect you for the commitment that you have to your practice and see how important it is to you. All the best, Emma.”
September 2020, Emma Walker, Byron School of Art.
“Wow! you did that painting on your shirt Chandrika (SHe…A Flower Being)? That Art 100% resonates with the viewpoints and vibe of the ‘locals’ here. You live in ‘The Shire’, of course you, and your work definitely belong here. Lets get it available to people looking for this when they travel here looking for our groove, that Soul that lives here!”
12th June 2021, Beautiful Beautician – Potent Botanicals, Mullumbimby.
“Dear Chandrika, the Gallery Exhibitions Committee were genuinely impressed by your clear technical ability and the detail of your work. Please accept my best wishes for your future projects.”
28 November 2019, Ingrid Hedgcock – Acting Gallery Director – Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre
“Thank you for sharing your artwork Chandrika, I really appreciate the depth in them. Your work has a quality about it that is similar to some Artists work I’ve seen on the West Coast USA. Would you like to see our band “Yes” at Byron Blues Fest this weekend?…we will leave tickets for you at the Hotel reception. Nice to meet you, keep up the great work Chandrika.”
April 2012, Jon Davison – Singer of ‘Yes’ band.
“Hi darling, I just listened to the whole album, Bird of Prayer (double hElyxir – Otherworldly music), while driving to St Kilda. It’s amazing! We were looking for similar music to Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins , Björk, and Dead Can Dance, to create atmosphere for our performance art practice. Your music is perfect!”
9th of July 2021, Akhileshvari Dasi.
“Chandrika’s numinous works share a unique visionary magic, reflecting light from the world beyond. Nuanced with a new mythology, her work speaks volumes with its color, texture and rich symbolic content.”
23rd February 2019, Delvin Solkinson, CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture
“It’s an honor to feature your visionary work ‘Peace – The Feminine‘ in the new CoSMic Gallery (of CoSM Journal – ‘Divinity’). Your contributions are stars in our sky, inspiring art transmissions of a conscious and skillful creative imagination.”
2017 – Delvin Solkinson, Alex and Allyson Grey and The CoSM Media Team.
“We greatly respect you for your dedication to our world, creating positive change by supporting so many others to live in love and creativity.“
2018 – Delvin Solkinson, Alex and Allyson Grey and The CoSM Media Team.
“Your (conscious art) work is really good and not just She (SHe…A Flower Being). You have a lot of depth in your themes and your line is really strong, I just looked again at the drawing you did of the mother and child. You have your own style and that’s what makes it good!! Remember the universe doesn’t have time for a flower which refuses to bloom. 😉 Assume your beauty and talent dear Chandrika. You have it!!”
26 November 2017 – Liba Waring Stambollion – ‘Dreams and Divinities’ – Visionary Artist Paris, France.
“Don’t bow so much Chandrika!…Your art is incredible!”
28 November 2017 – Don Farrell – Visionary Artist USA and UK
“Your art has something unique, an energy about it Chandrika…Yay! I encourage you to get it out there so other women can benefit and be inspired to express their feelings”
2018 – Kim Evans – Australian Visionary Artist, Melbourne.
“Good that you’re painting and exploring the mische technique, the piece you worked on (SHe…A Flower Being) in Byron was really fantastic.“
4 May 2018 – Kuba Ambrose – Visionary Artist – Australia and Vienna.
“Wow Chandrika!…you studied the numinous techniques with your mentor for 7 years, what an opportunity. I will definitely come to see your Solo Exhibition this weekend at the Tanks Art Centre.Thank you for your honesty Chandrika!… I recommend you contact Martina Hoffmann, and get your work out there!”
2010 – Adam Scott Miller – Visionary Artist – USA. Said after viewing original artwork at Tanks Art Centre, Cairns Mind Body Soul Festival.
“Beautiful art work Chandrika!” … “Legendary!”
28 November 2015- Paulie Mann – Visionary Artist – Australia
“That is a very impressive Studio portfolio, it would be great to show our students.”
2018 – Stephen Pascoe – Head of Bachelor of Illustration Dept, Melbourne Polytechnic.
“Geez Chandrika, you sure know how to wield a brush!”
2010 – Albert Woodroffe – Artist, Horizon Gallery, Silverton Australia.
“Manifold blessings on you & all who contact and influence. It is a benediction that you are enthusiastic about fanning the flames! The sweeter sugar is to enjoy. Love always.”
18/1/1992 – Dr Irene Amos (1927-2012) – Artist, Innisfail Art Fusion, Australia.
“The paintings seem to have the answers for everything, as like nature = the universe = everything. The way it moulds all our thoughts and feelings into space that is complete. No questions, no answers, everything and nothing. Love you my friend!”
2009 – Jeremiah Johnson – Musician – Australia
“One word: ‘WOW’. Art, music, is life. Live the life. Many best wishes.”
2009 – Ziko Hart – Musician – Australia
“I have been telling you for a long time you are an amazing artist… because what it leaves behind is special to the people you connect with. You are one of the most talented artists I know, if not the most. Keep creating my sister in spirit. It was a pleasure to frame your art creations and you deserve the respect. Love Russell and Tara.”
“Beautiful, amazing art. Enjoyed the night, the start of your adventure, watch as the doors open before you. Love and light.”
2009 – Kimie – Australia
“Thanks Chandrika for this amazing experience tonight. Your work gave me goose bumps as soon as I entered the room. Absolutely wonderful.”
2009 – Tammy – Australia
“You’re very inspirational to a young person like me. Thanks so much for letting me see your amazing works.”
2009 – Rikki – Australia
“Thank you for a wonderful journey through your artwork. The atmosphere was amazing. Love the detail I could see on your originals & the depth of your paintings. Vivid colours. Spirituality & feminism. Interesting body parts! What an experience! Love and best wishes.”
“Just a note to say a big thank you for the picture. As you know I love your art work. I am looking forward to having it framed and will put it in one of my surgery rooms.
2009+2010 – Dr Julia – Australia
“This painting ‘Conception’ is mind-blowing Chandrika. Shane and I are just talking about how incredible it will be to gaze into this marvelous piece of art you created living in our home.”
November 2018 – Ana Keeling Solomon – Fine Art Collector
“Bless you Chandrika for transcending my visual experience. So gracious of you to open your heart and bare your Soul. Our family is thrilled to bits knowing you will soon have your place in the heart of our home – welcomed and cherished – powerful force of natural beauty. Thank you, I am deeply honoured.”
November 2018 – Shane Keeling – Fine Art collector @ Evolving WoMan Exhibiton Melbourne.
“Your paintings are wild and beautiful and telling of many a visionary journey to the deep mythic interior. I browsed your gallery while listening to some of your techno-druidic tunes, which marry the visuals quite well. I found the music and, your vocals Chandrika, reminiscent of the realms of Dead Can Dance. Intuitive, and invocative.”
25 August 2018 – The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo (voidandimagination)
Remarkably, The winner of Atherton Art Society’s open award, Carolea, has never been shown before. Her startling entry, Evolving Woman, could be described as neo-psychedelic, though the way she has filled space with swirling shapes, human and abstract, reminds me of Blake. It is a challenging piece and set the tone for an exhibition which this year showed an increased amount of innovative and exciting work.
1994 – Brian Sager – Atherton Arts Journalist for the Atherton Daily Newspaper.