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.
Experience and training in;
30+ years experience tutoring and facilitation of all ages, in educational/school setting and private studio.
Mural painting and street art, community facilitation, forest schools training.
3 years experience Sketch-noting (visual note-taking)
Project and events management and funding applications.
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. I spent many year producing illustrations from building plans.
Clients included Marks and Spencer, Costa, Milton Bradley, Blue Arrow, Jaguar.
Culture and Heritage Management MA, Univerity of Lincoln (2018-2019)
Interactive Design BA (first class) (Hons), University of Lincoln (2016-2018)
Graphic Design and Marketing HND (2012)
Creative Therapy Diploma from PCATA London (Person centred art therapy association) (2016)
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 5 million.