Workshops & Projects

I have always been really passionate about Art as therapy, which led me to work with all kinds of different people and on mental health wards and hospitals around London. I was lucky enough to work with and learn from an amazing Art Therapist, which led me to being accepted to study at Goldsmiths to do an MA in Art Psychotherapy…….but I wasn`t quite ready to be a therapist, so I moved to Sydney to spend one blissful year making Art in the sun!

As a result of all my experience of working with many different groups of people; my community work as an Artist is really important to my practice and in September 2017 I was very happy to qualify as an Integrative Psychotherapist.

I have over ten years of experience of working as a freelance Artist, some of the projects I have developed and facilitated are; Banardos group , Start Arts on Prescription workshops in Salford , New Ghosts Project, East Lancashire Arts on Prescription projects in Clitheroe and Burnley, Tipp project with young mums in Salford, Open shop Project at Haworth Gallery and The Talking Tower exhibition.

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Workshops & Projects blog


Keepsake workshops….


I was so happy to go along to Airville park near Skipton and see the keepsake packages being used! Especially as the rain had delayed them being used for so long! but the sun shone and I met some lovely people….it made me realise how much I miss doing face to face workshops.

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Ritchie was obviously a big help too!

ritchie-keepsakeI was so happy to see participants relaxing and using the activity mindfully…..and by focusing on the process beautiful things were created…

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Keepsake packages….


I have been working on getting all the packages ready for the Keepsake project, commissioned by RuraL Arts North Yorkshire, and I have been having such a lovely time creating (what I like to call), collage doodles. I have been using pin pricks and putting coloured window film behind the holes, so the light shines through…..this will mirror what will happen in the final installation. These are just some of the designs I came up using bits of laser cut paper, tape, pen, different japanese papers and window film… (there are 50 of them!), so I`ll share more of them later. They will appear on the front of the pack, to hopefully inspire and make the packages feel special.

Click on the link to see a video of the light shining through the pin holes

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I am asking community members to create a pin hole design…doing this repetitive activity is so meditative and sooooo good for our well being, because it connects to our right brain, also the results from something so simple are really beautiful.

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Keepsake project….


I am so excited to be involved with the Keepsake project commissioned by Rural Arts. I am one of seven artists that have been commissioned to work across Yorkshire. So it feels REALLY exciting to be working in my local area of Skipton. I am fairly new to the area, so this is my first local project. The idea of the project is to work with the community that have felt most isolated due to COVID 19.

I wanted to expand on my Happiness project and wanted to incorporate their designs into the final piece. There is a lot more detail and the communities` designs to add, butthis is the design I`ve come up with inspired by nature and Yorkshire architecture…..

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I`ll be sharing more soon and writing to the participants to ask them to create their design.