I have a particular interest in artistic creativity as a support for mindfulness, meditation and spiritual growth. This has evolved over 20 years inspiring, nurturing, challenging and facilitating the personal and creative development of young people and adults in vocational and non-vocational settings.
In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Fine Art, I am a fully qualified art teacher (with full QTS), and a mindful creativity coach with a long term background in mindfulness and Buddhist meditation practices, including being a Buddhist nun for seven years. Over 20 years as a self-employed professional artist, teacher and coach have given me a strong understanding of the nuances of balancing all the challenges facing a fine artist.
An invited speaker at conferences, art organisations and on Channel 4, I am open to invitations to speak and run workshops, seminars and courses on the following subjects:
Art as part of a spiritual path
Art and secular mindfulness
Art and Buddhist meditation in a contemporary context
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Thangkha painting practice
Developing a creative practice as a visual artist, including creating a business plan
Mindful approaches to working with creative blocks and resistances
One-to-One Art and Mindfulness Tutoring
I also offer deep listening with inspiring, encouraging and thoughtful guidance in a range of vocational and non-vocational settings including group seminars, individual tutorials and mindful creativity coaching.
I am very interested in working with interesting and unusual ethical projects in the UK or internationally. Email or phone - let's talk!