Australian artist Elspeth McLean paints mandala stones in vibrant patterns of colorful dots both as an art form and as a meditative experience for herself. Her bold, beautiful use of color is explained in her artist statement:
Painting is my way to find my “happy place” and colour is a way to express and celebrate the colours of my soul. By using bright and vivid colours and intricate dot work style, the artwork I create becomes a direct expression of my experience of life. I tend to focus on the more uplifting and beautiful aspects of this world because I think there is already enough darkness. This mindset helps me keep alert, in the moment and I try to see the positive aspect in any situation.