Artist, author, and filmmaker Zachary Selig is one of the leading Kundalini authorities on Chakra and Color Philosophies.
Zachary is a notable pioneer of Talisman and Magic Realism Portraiture painting in the contemporary art world and has a 25-year professional history as a fine artist, painter, writer, and spiritual consultant for private clients worldwide. He delivers a universe of benefits through art, literary, and film venues by sourcing answers to wellness challenges through his gift as a Lukumi Spiritist.Zachary was born in Seguin, Texas with family background in New York, New York. He was educated in Preparatory at Colorado Academy, Denver, Colorado, in University at Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky,
The University of Houston, Houston, Texas, in Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY, in Drawing and Painting at The Art Students League of New York, NYC, NY, in Interior Design at The New York School of Interior Design, NYC, NY, and in Painting at L'école des Beaux Arts, Paris, France. He was trained from the age of 5 with tutorials in drawing, pastel, oil painting, and watercolor.
His father Marvin Selig was a pioneer in Steel manufacturing since 1947, and merged his founding companies in 1968 with the NYSE Commercial Metals Company to become CEO of Commercial Metals Steel Group with various CMC board positions.
He was a former President of The Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs in Washington, DC, a Texas Commissioner of the Lower Colorado River, and an Economic and Industrial Advisor to a number of governments in countries of Latin America, Europe, Mid-East, Asia, and to the UK.
Zachary's mother was the late Eleanor Berg Selig, who was a Texas Commissioner of Mental Health under three US Presidents and instrumental with her political colleagues Ann Amstrong and the late Senator John Tower in establishing standards for State and Federal programs in Public Mental Health Care for the US and Texas during the 1960's. Both Ellie and Marvin Selig were in the Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Horse breeding and racing business since 1950, and were involved with legalizing Pari-mutuel Betting in Texas. The Marvin and Ellie Selig Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas was established in 2002.
His uncle and aunt, the late Robert and Gertrude Fielding of New York, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida, along with his aunt the late New York Publicist Lee Goode Kingsley, were responsible for introducing him at the age of 19 to the artists and noted celebrities they both patronized and publicized.