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WELCOME TO VIM’S PLACE The late George Harrison once described being a Beatle as wearing a jacket called ‘Beatle”. It was something he did but it was not him. We are all souls wearing many jackets of experience. They give us our color, our depth, our character. Who is Vimala? She is a soul passing through, just like the rest of us. Here are a few of the many jackets she wears...   Claire "Vimala" Anderson is a creative artist manifesting most of her work in the fields of photography, writing, and as a singer-songwriter folk musician. Her works are both an expression and an exploration of the Spirit that her life experiences have unearthed within her. After living most of her life in western Pennsylvania, and venturing to, then living in Tucson, Arizona over a 14-year period, Vimala presently calls Upstate South Carolina home. Calling herself a late bloomer, Vimala has recently been inspired to 'hang up her shingle' and offer her many gifts to the world. Look ar


    Claire Vimala Anderson   is a nature and landscape photographer from western Pennsylvania, Tucson, AZ, and most recently, Greenville, SC. Her artistic influences are Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. The painter, for her declaration of ‘why paint the whole thing when part will do.’ And the photographer for using his craft to preserve the landscapes of his time. The artist’s simple, yet often dramatic subject matter reflects these ideals along with her own straightforward philosophy: “Mother Earth is the true artist. I just record her work. The rest is derivative, for where would any of us be without her.”   VIEW ONLINE GALLERY *ARCHIVE*   *click * CLAIRE VIMALA'S PHOTO ART GALLERIES   Archived at FLICKR * click* * * * DESERT SONG: Early inspiration. An art installation by the same name prepared and shown in January 2011 at the Art Center in Butler, PA.


Presenting Acoustic Vimala... GIG INFO CLICK HERE LISTEN at SOUNDCLOUD BUY ALBUM at ETSY! PHOTOS ACOUSTIC VIMALA [ pronounced VEE-ma-la, (cf. PAM-el-a) ] Blessed with an earthy, expressive vocal and relaxed finger-picking guitar style, Acoustic Vimala takes you on a musical journey through the acoustic folk, pop, and blues heartland of the 60s, 70s and more. Her repertoire includes her own vintage-style pop/folk creations and tunes from such noted acoustic icons as Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Mamas & Papas, Joan Baez, plus dozens more. Her list of acoustic covers and originals continues to grow. Reflecting her own life's journey, Vimala has developed a spiritual depth and human connection that brings a refreshing aura to her music. You will want to experience her powerful gift!   EARLY PRAISE FOR ACOUSTIC VIMALA: “I’m going to tell you what I told Carole King before she started singing. ‘You’ve got what it takes…use it!’ She had everyone else si

DESERT SONG: Portraits of the Sonoran Desert

Now available: ORDER ONLINE HERE   MAIL ORDER INFO BELOW     Desert Song: Portraits of the Sonoran Desert Text and photography by Claire Vimala Anderson Through the serendipitous encouragement of a stranger and the kind invitation of a friend, author and photographer Claire Vimala Anderson made her first trek to Tucson, Arizona in the spring of 2008. She landed in the middle of a childhood dream, surrounded by stark beauty of the southwestern wilderness – the Sonoran Desert by name – the ‘Wild West’ by reputation. She was there long enough to sense the beauty in this intense, even hostile environment. There were delicate blooms among the prickles and spines; a magical chorus of birdsong rising from a stark landscape; the calming stillness of rugged mountains and shade-less cactus forests; vibrant, colorful sunsets following fierce monsoon rains. It was a land that matched her soul, a place of survival, great inspiration and beauty. A place she continues to return to agai