I am an artist, teacher and holistic health practitioner based in the beautiful Scottish Highlands.
Living and promoting a healthy, mindful, creative life is as essential as breathing to me, bringing joy and an immense sense of wellbeing on all levels, not only for myself, but also for my course participants. I am passionate about working with individuals and groups to improve physical and emotional health. For over 30 years I have taught many students art and practical craft skills supporting and encouraging them to find their own creative voice.
Combining my skills as an artist, facilitator and therapist, I now teach unique, transformative painting courses, through which participants are empowered and encouraged to let go of their old stories and beliefs that no longer serve them so that they may unlock more of their joyful, playful selves.
Back in the 70's and 80's, I studied graphics, interior and furniture design. In 2003, I went on to study textile design and I am currently exploring digital illustration along with various printmaking techniques, happily pushing the boundaries to see what is possible.
Weaving throughout all of this, I trained as a facilitator of the work of Louise Hay - You Can Heal Your Life - and also qualified as a Flower Essence Therapist, all of which add to the depth of my teaching, as I continue to explore amazing opportunities for wellbeing through creative activity.
Much of my art is created through a technique I call 'intuitive soul painting'. This is a deep meditation-in-motion, which involves creating layer upon layer of different colours and textures, producing shapes and images that can then be worked into with finer detail, adding collage and stitch if desired.
As I never know what will be revealed before I start, it is the most joyful and playful way I have ever experienced painting. It allows total freedom from the constraints of trying to capture or produce a recognised image, allowing deep, intuitive wisdom to 'surface'.
Through the powerful process of mindfulness, painting and printing, I create art pieces that hopefully delight and inspire others to explore their individual creative expression, enhancing their own wellbeing in the process.