Honouring Your Story with Expressive Art
I am a Visual Storyteller, creating Mixed Media Expressive Art for Well Being & Self Care. Through vibrant colour and texture, I document my creative journey through video, blogs & reflective writing. I have created online mixed media expressive art courses so You can experience my Approach.
I believe Emotions and Stories emerge in every mark we make, deepening our self awareness. Resonating with our Self through our Art, reduces Stress & Anxiety, lifts mood and releases us from years of Conditioning & Adaptation.
With my 20 year background as a Counsellor & Creative Therapist, my unique Expressive Art Approach is available online as self study courses facilitated through Reflective Prompts and Videos.
My Approach includes; Mixed Media Expressive Art-making, Empathy, Resonance, Body Wisdom, Self Awareness and development of Intuition.
Themes addressed include: Beginnings, Inner Critic, Perfectionism, Low Self Esteem & Confidence, Being ‘Strong’, being overly Responsible, how to say ‘No’ without guilt, Letting Go, Setting Boundaries, Intuition, Stress, Burnout & Well being and Endings.
Every Individual shares their personal Stories when making art. Their art and experience will be completely unique and ‘speak’ deeply of who they are.
There is an option to explore more deeply. You can work with me one to one, online or in person. You can share how the process has been for you, we can talk about this or anything you wish. You will be amazed to discover the potential available through your art making.
In 1996, I realised with huge excitement that my love of Art making complemented my Counsellor training beautifully. Soon after I created my first course 'What Kind Of Tree Am I' and shared it widely in my locality. Most of those who came along hadn't painted since School however amazing, unique Trees emerged, as they shared their Life Stories, offering Healing through the expression of their art making.
Following a period of Burn Out, I took some time to finally offer to myself what I offer to everybody else. My kitchen was transformed into an Art Studio and I dug out all my beautiful art supplies I'd stashed away because I had been too busy working to make time for Art and Self Care for me. At last I was listening to Myself. My paintings were raw and spoke of Escape, Fear, Overwork and the broken System I had been working in for many, many years. I could not ignore what my Art was telling me. I left my job, my security, my pension and put a whole new show on the road.
Art allows a deep connection with Oneself and this is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. Self acceptance and how we talk to ourselves can make or break us. When we begin to truly see and hear ourselves, this impacts our relationships at home, at work and in the wider world.
I believe this helps improve our health and the World bringing with it Soulful, meaningful Expressive Art that touches others deeply.
I offer You the opportunity to honour your stories as they arise. My Reflective Prompts invite Self Acceptance and a gentleness towards your self which raises Self Esteem and Confidence, reduces Anxiety and Stress and lifts Mood .