Expressive Art For All
I create Mixed Media Art for Well Being, Self Inquiry & Personal Development.
Whenever my Mind feels scrambled, overwhelmed or stressed, I always return to my love of art materials & paper, relaxing me deeply and transforming how I feel. Tearing, gluing, adding colour & texture, expresses my Emotions and Truest Self which transforms my Mind to a calm, relaxed state. This is why I get creative every day.
I love to seek out, explore and discover myself through vibrant colour and texture, documenting my creative journey through video, blogs & reflective writing. I create Intuitive, Mixed Media Art Courses for others so they can meet themselves similarly.
I believe our Emotions and Personal Stories emerge in every mark we make, every doodle, sketch or painting, offering potential to develop our Self Awareness.
We discover our Truest Selves through art making. He or she has always been there, hiding below the mask we present to the world, waiting to be noticed. The more we meet and accept our Truest Selves, a deep relaxation fills our heart, reducing stress & anxiety and lifting mood. Through this Acceptance, we release ourselves from years of Conditioning & Adaptation. This offers a remarkable approach to living our one precious Life to my mind. What do you think?
Anxiety, Stress, Emotions & Feelings are expressed on to paper or canvas, offering a sense of release, peace, joy and deep relaxation whenever we create art. Somehow we can find the answers we are looking for, possibilities open up before us.
It almost didn't happen however. Aged 16 I desperately wanted to go to Art College but my Parents told me I needed 'something sensible to fall back on' and sent me to Business College.
Expressive Art Offers Great Possibilities
In 1996 I realised with huge excitement that my love of making Art complemented my Counsellor training. I created 'What Kind Of Tree Am I' and offered it widely in Community and Church Halls. Most hadn't painted since school. Amazing, unique Trees emerged telling life stories and offering healing through the expression of art making.
With my 20 year background as a Counsellor & Creative Therapist, I offer my unique approach one-to-one, in small groups, in studio & online.
Key elements I offer in my Approach include; Empathy, Compassion, Acceptance, Vulnerability, Congruence, Body Wisdom, Unconscious Process, Development of Self Awareness & Relationship with Self & Others.
Themes often addressed include: Beginnings, Inner Critic, Trust vs Mistrust, Loss & Grief, Perfection, Low Self Esteem & Confidence, Being ‘Strong’, Taking Responsibility over and above, Inability to say No, Letting Go, Setting Boundaries, being overly Giving and Caring, Listening to Oneself, Trauma & Stress, Endings & Burnout.
I meet every individual as Unique with their own Needs which may be similar or different to those of others.
Art allows a deep connection with Ourselves 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.
My art courses offers You the opportunity to express your inner truths and your honest thoughts and emotions as they arise. You are invited to do this with Self Acceptance and a gentleness towards your self.