I have been privileged to teach in many differing contexts over 40 years alongside my role as a senior tutor at West Dean College. I’ve maintained a continuous studio practice over my career and of course a variety of challenges have cropped up. Over recent years I’ve developed a particular interest in supporting creative development in individuals.
If we gift ourselves with the intention to invest in our creativity– to honour that intention with curiosity and accord it reflective time- transformation occurs. By committing to it we are already acknowledging the value of living a creative life.
In my experience, the fruits of this commitment seep into life outside the studio.
Connection with my creative energy is vital to my well-being. Engagement with it is far more important than the population of any gallery space. Indeed, I know what it feels like to operate as an artist in the world and I know how much we can struggle without the structure of a course to challenge and sustain our resolve. It’s easy to get stuck and to feel ‘lost’.
My practice is deeply connected with the natural world. The landscape has always been my greatest teacher. Indeed, a good deal of my work takes place outside using water-based media and earth pigments. I also have a super studio space which will be available for occasional/ regular face to face meetings with mentees.
If you would like to explore the possibility of regular meetings or a one-off conversation, contact me to organise an exploratory telephone call to ascertain our mutual suitability for working together.
We can discuss your goals, our expectations of each other, and the fees involved.
This initial ‘chemistry call’ is free.