(B.A., B.Com, Dip)
My philosophy is that there is no such thing as a mistake. Children’s creativity is encouraged and fostered in a safe environment.
I have a Fine Art degree from Middlesex University, London, and a Commerce degree from Canterbury in Christchurch. I have also studied oil painting at postgraduate level at Auckland University of Technology.
I have directed dozens of community projects and workshops in New Zealand and Melbourne working with children, youth and the broader community to produce public art.
Children receive practical art tuition as they work on broader community projects that benefit the community that produce them. This assumption-shattering world ultimately helps to shape what children believe can be accomplished, by themselves and when part of a team. The public art projects engender pride in their community and add to the cultural and social fabric of where they are placed.
In the last 2 years I have extended my business to work with the elderly in aged care facilities and with NDIS clients. The creative sessions put the resident/participant/art relationship first whilst giving the participants the opportunity to connect with one another and to focus on capacity building in a safe and supportive environment.