Thea Robertshaw immigrated to the USA from Holland when she was 18 years old. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Drawing and Painting from California State University at Long Beach. She continued her studies privately with Sam Clayburger of Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Thea has taught at Long Beach Museum of Art and the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California.


She was on the faculty at Long Beach City College for the past 26 years where she developed a course “Art and the Self,” Symbols, Myths, and Dreams. This course grew out of her work with dreams, her studies of Carl Jung, and the mythologies of the indigenous peoples of the world. Her work with Dreams, Art and Healing led her to shamanism. Thea has studied with anthropologists and shamans, Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, and Angeles Arrien. She discovered that art, the spiritual, and healing are all part of the creative process. She lectures and gives workshops on this subject matter.


Thea Robertshaw’s paintings are in the permanent collection of British Petroleum Oil, Dr. Roemer, Art Historian and Joan de Bruin, former Director of the Craft & Folk Art Museum of the Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles. She has sold to many other private collectors.

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