I am an creative, freelance artist who specialises in creating artwork in an abstract-realism style.
My artwork is inspired by expression, imagination and emotion, drawing ideas from the outdoors, nature, life-experiences and travel.
I mainly focus on acrylic paint on canvas, but like to experiment with mixed media to, combining mediums to create my artwork.
I also enjoy the process of craft-making and use of different materials to create household decor and craft gifts.
Having been a degree Fine Artist, I have studied art and practiced for a long time. I’ve explored a number of different artistic avenues, painting, sculpture and installation whilst at uni. Since leaving uni and for the past 10+ years, I have continued painting on canvas and working with mixed media on paper.
Many artists, new and old inspire me everyday. those who has remained old favourites are by Matisse, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Peter Lanyon and Terry Setch.
Art and creativity is great for our mental health and wellbeing in so many ways. It can help us create mindfulness and lead balanced and happy lives.
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As an Artist I know how much creating art and being creative means to me and how important it is for my health and wellbeing. Having suffered with trauma and mental health myself it’s really helped me to process emotion, express feeling and create positivity in my life.
I now champion wellness and continue to broaden my understanding of Mental Health, as a Mental Health first Aider.
I want my workshops to be an opportunity for everyone to get creative, have fun, feel good and explore how art and creativity can help support our health and wellbeing.
My wellness workshops touch on some of the exercises you can use to create mindfulness and a more calm state of mind. Having taking a course in Art Therapy, I regularly use the art of making mandalas, zentangles and zendala’s as a way to cure a busy mind and refocus my thoughts. It really does help.