I had started my own pet portrait and intuitive abstract paintings before taking the Bloom True E-Course, but I’ve admired Flora’s work for ages. I just felt that when I saw the course offered this summer, I HAD to take it. I’m one of those people who believes in synchronicity, and I knew there was *something* waiting for me here.

Bloom True gave me more confidence in exploration, in getting even freer and messier with my play. I loved being given permission for things to look ugly and being reminded that if I did something I wasn’t happy with, I could always paint over it. And if I painted over something I loved, I could always recreate it. That kind of consistent, gentle encouragement and inspiration was just what I needed to take my work to an even deeper level. I played with big canvases and tiny ones. I splattered and smeared. And I felt free.

And less than a month after the course wrapped, I’ve been invited to show my work for the first time! Bloom True has created an opening for me in more ways than one.

Thank you so much for a beautiful course, for nurturing my intuition and trust. And for a beautiful community, of course!

Mellie Test

My heart and spirit were broken before I met Flora. My therapist had recommended that I take some kind of art class and, by the Great Mystery of the Universe, I found Flora that night. Everything about the course helped me reconnect with my true self again. Her inspiring messages, authentic voice and energy allowed me to find my creative again. Flora taught me so many wonderful tools in life rituals, and painting through freedom and joy. Flora’s guidance led me to my tribe! I now share the gift of reconnecting to the creative through art and natural solutions as a career and life path. Flora will forever be my creative muse and mentor. I recommend this experience to any and all.

Katie Montanez

There are several layers of lessons woven throughout the Bloom True course. I am not sure that I have grasped all of them, yet. I feel so alive, grounded and free from the paintings that I have been making. Flora is so inspiring and she brought me back to myself through this work. I will continue to explore! I am so grateful.

Alicia Gauger

Flora’s class invited me to experiment with shapes, textures, color, etc. It also taught me a huge lesson, which is, “It’s okay to Let Go.” Sighing a breath of relief as I just wrote this. Thank you, Flora.

Leslie Perez

Flora’s class was my first online art class and I LOVED IT!! Flora is a natural teacher. I was sooooooo impressed with the website, videos, online interviews, etc. First class all the way! I’ll be back for more!

Patti Stickler

Taking Flora’s online class was an eye-opening experience for me. I am a newbie to painting and she instilled confidence that I didn’t know I had. I connected with her gentle approach to painting. She is a gift to the painting world. I appreciate all I learned!

Sue Knoll

There are individuals whose lives are touched by their mere presence. Flora is one of those rare individuals who provided a safe space for me to open my wings to fly again in my painting journey. I’m incredibly grateful for her kindness, gentle approach and warm words of encouragement. Her e-course is a life changer!

Angela Harken

Learning to let go. This is the most precious and important lesson that I gained from Flora Bowley and the Bloom True process. Letting the painting become what it’s supposed to be, and listening to my intuition. Grateful is not really enough of a word to express how I feel about the course, Flora, and the new life it has given me.

Denise Dodd

Flora’s course was life changing. I have never enjoyed the process of painting as much as I do now, since taking Flora’s class. I have much more trust in myself and in what I bring to the painting. Her course is not just about painting, but noticing the abundance in our lives and how we bring that to our paintings.

Lisa Bowen Barker

Bloom True encourages artists at any level to let go of negative thoughts in order to create room for a more joyful form of self-expression.

Lynda Briggs

I had never painted anything before taking Flora’s course, now I love to paint almost daily for fun, therapy and even profit. Flora is just beautifully real. I highly recommend her courses.

Claire O’Connor

I have been churning out canvases like never before since taking Flora’s course. She is so inspiring, and I’ve learned so much! I highly recommend Bloom True for anyone looking for new skills and creative inspiration.

Holly Dodson

Flora ‘s course opened my eyes to the creative blocks I have been creating for myself. She shared her knowledge and gifts in a way that really changed the way I approach art from this point on.

Misty Olsen

Flora Bowley’s course taught me to tap into the creative force in my soul, which had been buried for a long time. What a blessing that is. <3

Terri Meyer

I am so deeply grateful. My painting has evolved and has become something fresh, new and delightful. I can’t even begin to thank Flora for her influence, not just on my painting, but on my LIFE. I’ve been navigating some serious illness throughout this process, and to paint like this, even in small, 15-minute per-day doses, has brought me joy that I can’t put into words. Tears come to my eyes just typing this. All I can say is how I will forever be grateful … for as long as I’m here I will bring this with me! And maybe even when I’m not here. 😉

Colleen McGunnigle

This class changed my life as much as my painting. I now cherish my intuition on the canvas and off. How did I ever live any other way? It is so much more than a painting class. It was full of wonderful, technical information, but placed in a larger context of life and creating. It would be worth 10 times the cost!

Kelly Reeves

Bloom True had a powerful impact on me. I took the course because I’d been taking on-line classes, but was struggling with perfectionism. I’d learned that I could copy the teacher pretty well, but found it difficult to transition to anything of my own (I’m new to art and I’m older, with a “story” of failing art as a child). Recreating my story and letting go of negative thought patterns was just what I needed. By spending a lot of time with the daily activities, I have really felt a shift in my attitude. I have been able to relax and enjoy the process so much more. I have a journey ahead, but at least I’m on the road! I was so stuck. I really do feel like this is a new beginning to finding my own way.

This is not just another art class. You won’t learn more background techniques or correct ways to compose a painting. You will be encouraged and guided on a journey to help you begin to paint in a much more beautiful, spontaneous way. If you feel at all stuck, you will be encouraged with specific ideas to learn to let go. You will be reenergized to find inspiration all around you, perhaps finding new images to include in your work. If you are struggling with your work, you’ll find ways to release what’s not working and focus on new ideas that might work better. If you allow it, you’ll find a new joy and energy in your process.

Kristina Priest

I love the in-depth guidance, the sensation of immersion into Flora’s process, and the way the healing extends far beyond the canvas into our bodies and lives.

It’s given me a space of respite at the canvas. It’s helped me come closer to making friends with failure, to let go of the outcome and just keep moving, keep making marks, keep being myself — in painting, business and life. I’m still processing the many layers of healing, but it’s big, deep and heart-healing. And I am grateful. Thank you.

It’s simply amazing. It’s changed my world. Do it, do it, do it — don’t wait a moment longer!

Grace Quantock

Even though I have been painting for 10 years, this is the first art class that I’ve ever taken. As a self-taught artist, there were many things that I figured out on my own, but I was so happy to have some of the very basics covered in the first couple of weeks (color mixing, value contrast, etc.). It deepened my understanding, and made me feel more confident knowing I had the tools and knew how and when to use them.

Bloom True is an exciting adventure. It is both a gift and a commitment I made to myself. Flora’s wise and gentle guidance gave me the perfect encouragement to show up exactly as I was, stay open and present to the moment, trust my cravings and inclinations, and discover my authentic style. I feel like my work will forever be separated into “before Bloom True” and after. It has made all the difference.

Amy Topham

Absolutely transformational! I’ve never viewed art in this way before. Letting go of the outcome altogether gives way to such an incredible possibility for creativity that I never even imagined I had. Flora, I feel blessed to have found you. Thank you so much.

Sarah Jefferies

Inspiring, empowering and encouraging. It’s an excellent course for painters who are stuck in their ways, and are ready to explore and open up. I have been painting for over 20 years, and this course reignited my love for experiencing paint in a different way, which has been transformational.

Pia Tohveri

Bloom True has helped me release the inner voice that likes to says my art isn’t good enough. That’s silly. Good enough for whom? I am an artist by virtue of making art! Bloom True is a creative joy ride that is as much about trust, intuition, delving in and letting go, as it is about painting. You would love it!

Susan Kieffer

A chance to approach painting as a total child, without any need to do it right.

Amy Baker

I am so grateful for the sense of being held, guided and nurtured through the process; and it’s because of this that I felt my heart crack wide open. The balance of technical and spiritual was just perfect for me. I LOVED this course and I recommend it to anyone interested in creating and growing.

Amy Nangle

Flora’s e-course (I have taken it twice before) is the best thing my soul was ever longing for. The last year, after getting in touch with Flora, her abundantly wise lessons have opened so many new doors for me. It led me to reconnect to powerful creativity: intuitive painting as a healing, freeing and ultimately happy-making form. Since then, I am painting regularly and my own artistic voice is becoming clearer every day. I am grateful and centered, and deeply one in this wonderful process, which reflects life itself.

Verena Lang

This process of painting has brought vitality and strength to me, through a transitional time in my life. I feel renewed and uplifted to have had this experience of Bloom True. I enjoyed the healing process of “letting go,” and allowing the painting to unfold.

Belinda Sigstad

Since I have been painting so much, I find that I look at the world differently now. Suddenly the trees near my home are MORE colorful. I find myself driving and commenting on how the trees and their changing colors contrast each other, or the sky, or the beach. My eyes are suddenly tuned into the world of color more vividly. <3 Loving it.

Yvette Lyons

More than an art course, it’s a complete experience for the heart and soul.

I loved how the course encourages you to trust yourself, paint from the heart and, in doing so, to develop your own, unique style.

Up until now, I have largely been stuck in the place of copying artists. This course opened me up to the exciting possibility that I am an artist in my own right and, if I trust myself and do the work, I can make art that is unique, exciting and meaningful to me.

Laura Horn

I have always wanted to paint “like me,” to just let go and, if people like what I do, then great. I feel like this is happening now. It also has had an extremely therapeutic effect on me as I am also signed off work with stress. I feel totally absorbed when I am painting. Overall, it has helped to ignite my creative spark, which has been dormant for too long. I am so grateful that this came my way at this time. I will keep going and see what happens.

Theresa Grindrod

The Bloom True e-course is wonderful. It can mean many things to different kinds of creative people, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Being a new painter, I found that the Spreecasts and interviews with other artists to be very informative and enlightening. The process is inspirational and magical. I totally recommend this e-course for all levels of artists.

Patricia Carter

This course was inspiring and interesting. I loved the warmth and embrace that was conveyed throughout the course. The whole course itself was professionally executed, organized, well thought out in its structure, and totally worth the money.

It is a challenge in ways, to be sure. Painting from intuition does bring up some fears, insecurities and doubts. However, there is a gentleness that Flora uses to guide you through the process, which makes you feel “maybe I can do this.”

The insights and knowledge I have received through the course are things that have become the undercurrent to finding and discovering my own voice in my artwork. I believe its effects will be long-lasting and will stay with me going forward.

Shay Kent

Bloom True held the space for me to do and feel so much. It is a gift to feel like a painter, to practice listening and courage, and mostly trust. It is a different, forgiving, joyful way of painting, and a gift to yourself. Completely worth the cost — you get so much amazing, multifaceted material.

Lisa Dulany

The course has had an incredible impact on me. I signed up on impulse, as I wanted to shake things up in my life. I had always wanted to paint, but never quite found the time or the courage. As soon as the course started, I knew I had made the right decision. Flora is so supportive and the course is so well put together, that I found myself painting with ease — mainly because I really took to heart the words, “there are no mistakes.” The course taught me to relax, play, experiment, have fun and, above all, trust myself. This has affected lots of other areas of my life too — it feels as if a whole new world has just opened up before me. If anyone reading this is thinking about doing the course, don’t hesitate! I loved every minute of it. Best thing I’ve ever done.

If you’ve always wanted to paint, but didn’t know where to start, or thought you weren’t “good enough,” you need to do this course. It’s a course about trusting yourself and letting go — with surprising and life-enhancing results. It’s much more than a painting course really; it’s a course about life.

Katherine Bassford

This course is amazing: it has helped me go from someone who didn’t paint and only worked small (because I thought I didn’t have room), to an artist who is comfortable with a paintbrush and bold colors. It has made me someone who decided it was time to MAKE ROOM! I have found my true passion and this course has given oxygen to my tiny spark. It has created a roaring fire of hope, trust and possibility, and it has strengthened my creative spirit!

Tori Weyers

This course did more for my mental state then months of therapy.

Alex Keys