I am a fun career Creative with many hats - community artist, facilitator, sketch noter, interactive designer, mural artist, creative therapist, fine artist practitioner, eco-warrior..... My focus is on connecting people through art and crusading for creativity as a community catalyst.​

Experienced Creative with many years experience of community creative projects and facilitation. With a vivid background in many creative industries, I have a vast resource of knowledge and enthusiasm for visual art as a catalyst for change and for communication between cultures.

Founder of Lincoln Art Ninjas (2016) to combine eco-therapy with being more creative while combatting loneliness. Small projects make creating so much more acccessible and counteracts creative anxiety. Being creative in every-day ways is the secret to health and well-being.

To support this I run a vibrant community interest company called ActiviTea CIC which trades as Art Ninja HQ.


I offer individual or small group mental health creative arts coaching, for those looking to explore their images in a therapeutic context in the safe and nurturing space of Art Ninja HQ. click here for more details

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Experience and training in;

  • 30+ years experience tutoring and facilitation of all ages, in educational/school setting and private studio. 

  • Mental health coaching using creative arts and positive psychology strategy training since 2016.

  • Mural painting and street art, community facilitation, forest schools training.

  • 3 years experience Sketch-noting (visual note-taking)

  • Project and events management.

30+ years in the print and design trade as a freelance illustrator, designer, print buyer and production manager.

Working on print, editorial, exhibition design and copy writing. 

Clients included Marks and Spencer, Costa, Milton Bradley, Blue Arrow, Jaguar.


  • Culture and Heritage Management MA, University of Lincoln (2018-2019)

  • Human Interaction Design BA (first class) (Hons), University of Lincoln (2016-2018)

  • Graphic Design and Marketing HND (2012)

  • Creative Arts Counselling Diploma from PCATA London (Person Centred Art Therapy Association, now called APCCA Association Person Centred Creative Arts) (2015- 2016)

  • Level 3 Counselling

  • Diploma in Psychological Interventions for Eating Disorders (NCFED)

  • Thrive Programme Consultant (Positive Psychology Training programme) in private practice.

  • NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant, 15 years experience.

  • Arts Award adviser up to Silver level.

  • Mental Health First Aider

  • Enhanced DBS, ongoing.

  • Public liability insurance to 10 million.

  • ongoing training in safeguarding, first aid and continued supervision.