"Life is not a dress Rehearsal"
Hello, Thank you so much for visiting my website.
My name is 'Aine Boden pronounced " AWYNA" in the Gaelic dialect of Connacht and "Enya" in Gaelic dialect
of Ulster ............. I go by " AWYNA".
I retired from my 30 year aviation career with The AGES Group, Boca Raton and Boeing, Washington, in 2015 to move cross country and be closer to my family in Florida and I also wanted to begin painting and working on life 2.0 before I got too comfortable and jaded.
I have couple of books I am working on, a musical almost finished just working on music and a play in me
I want to get written down and I couldn't see wasting more time in a career I wasn't passionate about anymore.
I was born in Dublin, Ireland in the late 60's and was lucky enough to spend my formative years from five to thirteen growing up in Lusaka, Zambia. I got to travel all over Zambia, Kenya,Botswana, and south Africa over eight years and i developed a love of all things Africa and in particular the use of bright bright colors like yellows, reds and oranges in some of the paintings seen here on the website - " Zamalmustik" or "Zambian Orange Magic".
During school terms from eleven thru thirteen I attended a Scottish boarding school in Perth. That was quite the experience and I spend a lot of time studying Scottish and Irish history and mythology.
This is only important as you will see a lot of Celtic mythological gods and goddesses of the Tuatha De Danann represented. Thankfully in 1983 I left the Scottish highlands and Sacred Heart nuns for Ireland and
Santa Sabina Dominican High School.
Most of my career and life has been heavily influenced by a constant military presence protecting me. Great Uncles, and a Grandfather in the Royal Irish Rifles, Uncles in the Merchant Marines and Air Force, and a tragically deceased Navy husband.
Many years working on government aviation contracts at AGES and Boeing gave me a tremendous respect for the military and a keen awareness of the PTSD many of our armed forces suffer.
I have never thought about selling my art it became my therapy after the PTSD I experienced with my husband's death and then years of high stress executive position. My friends, family and everyone who saw
my paintings started to encourage me to share my creations with all of you. Painting and creating these works of art helped me to cope with my PTSD. I hope the journey you take with my art will help you in your path to blissfulness. Let's raise awareness around PTSD, Art Therapy and make a lot of friends in process.