This little bit is about what I have done and what I do now. Originally trained in Image-making and Design I worked in London as a designer/animator, producing adverts and making children's programmes for the BBC and Channel 4.
As well as working in the media industry for 15 years I have also illustrated four best selling children’s books and am a practicing artist. I continue to teach art in schools and art groups and through teaching I have seen amazing things that happen when you allow a person to be themselves and create with freedom. This is when the magic happens and confidence and resilience start to build.
I have been very lucky to have been able to teach art with the emphasis on the individual. Art is one of the amazing ways for us to find out how we think and how we see things - it's an especially amazing way of expressing ourselves and learning to be courageous and brave through making your own mark (and the best thing is that whatever you create is always right, as it is from you).
As a qualified Art Psychotherapist I continue to be amazed by the affect that the art making process can have on our mental and physical wellbeing. We all need to Make Some Art.