Let us all pray for his safe journey and also for healing of his loved ones hearts.
January 21, 1936 to August 9, 2011
A great soul has completed his earthly journey and graduated to the next level.
The great Venosa left his body
on Tuesday August 9, 2011 at 6:56 PM.
His transition was graceful and
accomplished in the same composed and calm manner that he exuded throughout his
I feel honored to have been able to accompany him to the gate,
having walked 30 beautiful years together in this life.
Robert had a long and brave healing journey with cancer and showed incredible strength on this path as well as tremendous courage in facing this great dragon.
He believed in the natural healing ability of the human body and proved the doctors
wrong time and again, who only gave him a few month’s to live upon his diagnosis
over eight years ago.
He was a powerful human being. Together he and I, held the piece of his physical struggle safely tucked away from the eyes of the world like a precious pearl.
It is with great sadness that I’m sharing this news today but also with deep gratitude, for his magical and special life; fully lived.
Even in death he gave those surrounding him a powerful initiation into the scared mysteries of the unknown.
We will carry him in our hearts forever, remembering the light he shone on so many. He so appreciated the light that others shone upon him.
In loving memory of my great love, compañero, best friend and artistic accomplice.
And The Children:
Steven, Laura, Marcus, Celene, Christan and family.
Robert Venosa will be lying in state tomorrow, Friday, August 12, 2011
The viewing will take place from 3 to 7 PM
at Crist Mortuary
We do welcome love donations to the ‘Robert Venosa Foundation’:
Make checks payable to:
Wells Fargo Advisors
Attn. Laura Hay
1155 Canyon Blvd. #200
Boulder, CO 80302
Please Join All of Us.
For a Memorial Life Celebration
We will be honoring Robert Venosa’s life and art Sunday, August 21, 2011
Structured gathering from 3pm till 5pm
with open space/time following
Boulder Events Center / boulderintegral.org
Boulder, CO 80304
Right across Balsam from Boulder Community
After Party at Tonic Herban Lounge on 10th and Pearl
Note from Alex Grey
in the visionary community for whom he was an inspirational mentor and
fountainhead. Roberto's artwork evoked the glistening jewel-like imaginal
worlds inhabited by luminous celestial angels, with an utterly unique and finely
crafted style. His work became familiar to an international audience through
exhibitions and appearances, through his monographs, Manas Manna,
Noospheres, and Illuminatus, through countless magazine and
newspaper articles, plus his web presence. Many came to know him through the
classes in "Painting the Fantastic" that he co-taught with his beloved partner,
the distinguished artist, Martina Hoffmann. Venosa was a much sought-after
keynote speaker at festivals and congresses of like-minded visionaries. He
introduced H.R. Giger to Salvador Dali. He studied painting with the late great
Mati Klarwein and the venerable Ernst Fuchs, later exhibiting with them as
peers. Bridging the world-wide Visionary Art community, Venosa was an emissary
of the power of imagination, a courageous artist willing to declare that his
visions had sometimes been catalyzed by psychedelics. We send healing prayers to
all that suffer from the loss of Roberto, especially his family and dear Martina
who devotedly gave herself to his care.
We love you Roberto, we bet heaven looks just like you painted it! www.venosa.com