OpenMind, LLC

​​​OpenMind, LLC


OpenMind, LLC is my studio space to explore elements of the growth and learning process. It is a creative inititative dedicated to the dynamic responsiveness of "embodied learning" that is vital and creative.​



Founder, Director 
CHERYL PRESTON 


I am fascinated in our capacity to learn and our supportive biological structures for growth. OpenMind draws from my own process of embodied inquiry as I've dedicated 40+ years to meditative and somatic oriented practices and 50+ years of personal inquiry through receptive interoception. As a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Master-Level Reiki Practitioner, and Presenter of The 3 Doors - Body-Speech-Mind meditative practices as established by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche - I am interested in learning initiatives oriented to the inherent potential of dynamic living systems.



Artist Statement

I am intrigued by the unseen and overlooked, hidden below the threshold of awareness. As a meditator, I investigate patterns and blocks that eclipse knowing recognition of wholeness and inherent goodness. As an artist, I discover new points of connection within a constellation of elements; new ways of seeing that invigorate and inspire me to begin fresh again and again.


In a brushless technique, I work upon a flat canvas with acrylics and the movement of water. Through pours and spray, time and gravity, each piece is an open process of flow and fluidity. With no attempt at representation and leaving behind any deliberate mark making, organic patterns reveal themselves through the interplay of elements. Working with a minimal color palette, I pay meticulous attention to each subtle nuance, following the organic momentum with surprise and delight. Here, the horizon of perception becomes my threshold for discovery.


Exploring the Mind of Growth and learning


Discovering practices of vitality and creativity

OpenMind