About

elaine_headshotElaine Clayton has been a published children’s book author and artist since her mid-twenties and authors books for adults on intuition, creativity and spirituality. She is a Reiki Master and former teacher. To learn more about her books for children and other art (portraits and murals) visit elaineclayton.com

“As a child in school, rather than listening, I watched the compelling, amazing, soft glow of light surrounding the teacher’s head, not knowing it was called an “aura.” I sensed and knew the feelings, and sometimes thoughts, the teacher might not want to convey to others, and absorbed the feelings of everyone in the room.  Years later, I was standing next to one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Hank Aaron, and noticed the yellow light around his head. Then I saw that someone behind Hank had an entire rainbow of light around them and I realized this person was in awe of his childhood hero. I described this to a colleague who said, ‘You are seeing auras!’ ”

My name is Elaine Clayton. I am a figurative artist, author and illustrator of books for children, parent, spouse and former teacher and certified Reiki Master. For years I’ve done Intuitive/Psychic Readings for family, friends, and others who wanted a reading. Over those years, the more art and books and teaching and readings I did, the more I understood that I am entirely devoted to the healing arts. All my art is about reaching points of illumination, and as I’ve evolved, I’ve found that at my core, healing myself and others is my passion.

This website is dedicated to the healing arts, by way of Sketchbook Dream Journal/blog, Reiki, and Intuitive/Psychic Readings. I invite you to playfully explore and enjoy along with me the signs and messages, the images and mysteries of life that are unveiled to us daily. Through art and dream journaling, we’ll explore dreams and spirituality, intuition and mysticism.

This site is dedicated to visualizing and creating what we dream of having and learning in this life—we’ll orient ourselves by going inward where our inner knowing and miraculous creative powers are waiting to be discovered and celebrated.  For me at Illuminara it’s all about energy and co-creating with the Supreme Being, the Great Creator of All Life, to live with a sense of well being and to experience the magic of life.

If you’d like to schedule an Intuitive/Psychic Reading or Reiki session, or if you’d like to commission a work of art dedicated to your own discovery and healing, or book an intuitive/empathic drawing session, Drawing with the Third Eye, you may contact me here at ILLUMINARA using the email contact form, or call (203) 557-3890.

To learn more about my fine art, illustration, and children’s books, please visit my companion website, elaineclayton.com.

Light, love and angelic illuminations,

Elaine Clayton

MFA, School of Visual Arts  NYC

Reiki Master