‘There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.’ Edith Wharton – Pulitzer Prize winner 1921
The energy and power of colour have always fascinated me and the way it can influence a mood. My artwork experiments with monochromatic tones and offsets these with a vibrant pallet.
Growing up I was seldom without a felt-tip pen, wax crayon or coloured pencil in my hand creating images. This passion led to a Diploma in Art and Design, followed by a BA Hons in Graphic Design both from John Moore’s University, Liverpool. From here, I gravitated towards illustration and design, producing work for the UK and Europe.
I believe the creative journey is always evolving – and mine took me next to Goldsmiths University, London. I studied an MA in Photography and Film, and discovered a love for the moving image. On graduating I created films predominantly for community-based and non-profit clients.
A large part of my professional career was delivering filmmaking and creative workshops to the vulnerable and disadvantaged of all ages, cultures and abilities. It was truly magical. I enjoyed the positive energy of bringing people together to find their voices creatively in a way that was therapeutic and often healing.
The positive energies and sense of wellbeing created through these workshops, inspired me to become a qualified Usui Reiki practitioner and healer. I have achieved Master/Teacher Level and am a certified member of the UK Reiki Federation. In addition I also hold a Complementary Medical Association (CMA) certificate in Colour Therapy and a Diploma in Acupressure.
As a working artist I appreciate the energetic qualities of colour and light. However, over the past six years as an energy therapist, I’ve used this understanding to help with a range of wellbeing issues such as shock, grief, stress and anxiety, to insomnia, debilitating conditions, chronic or acute pain.