In this work I draw from my own art practice,
my training and experience in Transpersonal Art Therapy and
my Masters of Fine Arts research.
Western culture is waking up to what Indigenous cultures have known for millennia; that art processes have healing powers.
Art based processes offer avenues to not only enjoy and appreciate the surface and form of things, but to go deeper. Imagination and science each offer light for the way. Heart and head working together is the great conjunction we and our age needs, and I would love to be your guide to self exploration through creative means.
2012 Masters of Fine Arts, High Distinction.
In my Masters of Fine Arts I researched how physical conditions can at times be being healed through talking therapy, exploring this phenomena through traditional and digital media; moving and still imagery. Traditional media elements were oil paintings on canvas. Moving image work included two shorts - one surreal and the other, a documentary format featuring animation and impressionistic imagery to bring memories to life, plus interview and historical footage. This research informs my understanding of the benefit of deep communication, pointing to where healing art practices can also be of benefit to individuals.
2010 - present
College of Complementary Medicine, Phoenix Institute.
Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy
2010 - 2013
The course involved each student undergoing our own reflective, therapeutic practices and in conjunction with other students. The course involved workshops, tutorials, readings, essay writing, work placements and one-on-one case studies.
2010 - present