As an artist, I have been painting for just over 20 years. In the early 90’s I made an important change in my life and took up painting. Since then I have enjoyed years of working with watercolours and acrylics, teaching art classes, running workshops and working as an Art Consultant. Recently I have added Life Coaching and writing to my experiences.
As a coach I work with people who want to make significant changes in their lives, as well as those looking for a plan and support to get through difficult situations. My coaching with artists involves helping people step up to new levels of confidence and achievement.
As a writer, I began writing when I was given my first personal diary with lock and key. Though I am not an avid journal writer, I find it both challenging and liberating putting organized thoughts on paper [or a computer screen]. I have been a regular contributor to the Central Art Association Newsletter for the past two years and currently, I am writing two blogs, I am attempting to write a book for artists and continuing to develop art workshops.
My goal as an artist, coach and writer is to continue to assist others; to help people make changes in their lives; to find their passion, their voice; to live their dreams; to discover for themselves, “What do I really want?” and to go for it. And most importantly, have fun doing it!
My goal in writing this blog is to not talk about art, but about those who create art; the artists and topics concerning them. Painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, poets; all take part in the process of creation. Who are they, how do they think, what inspires them, where do they go, what do they do and how do they work? This blog is about being artists.
I am a member of the Lambeth Art Association and the Central Ontario Art Association. I received my coaches training from The Coaches Training Institute and am a member of the International Coaching Federation. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Arts in Early Childhood Education from Ryerson University.