Realityarts - Home for Arts, Creativity, and Inspiration

About me

I am a mixed media artist, writer, teacher encourager, creative soul and child of God!. I love using texture, colour and a variety of mediums within my work. Art can have a healing effect on our health and well-being and my interests also lie in the use of art across the disciplines and how we can use it for creative expression. I have worked within the health, community and corporate setting, I have exhibited in the UK, and Barbados both solo and group and online work.

I teach online and have taken part in several art and art journaling courses. I love creating and I am happiest in my studio space. When I am not working on an exhibition, I create and play with those things that spark ideas always looking for ways in which I can enhance the creative process. I recycle and and upcycle and find ways in which we can bring together material that you wouldn't associate with a creative process. I alter, change, make new and I have more recently been working with fabric and clay create sculpture pieces. As an Artist, I am keen to explore how art and creativity can be used in different settings, and how we use creative expression as a means of communication.

I have been painting for over 20 years, whilst combining different career paths in the public sector, design, education and more health. I recieved by BSc (Hons) in Compliementary Therapies, specialising in holistic massage and nutrition therapy. I also run a food blog called Raw Foods Fusion.

Realityarts – Creativity for Change

Realityarts is an extension of the work that I do within art, creativity and health, looking at ways in which we can use and enhance the creative process and the development of art and creative resources.

Dementia and Creativity
I have worked widely in the field of dementia in the elderly and run art and massage workshops to enable participants to connect to that creative part within that is often locked away. I am interested in research that explores the use and impact of art, colour and creativity on health and well-being and deliver talks on my subject area, for example I delivered ‘Dementia care – connecting through arts’ at the National Patient Environment and the Arts Conference 2010 in London, Oxford and Barbados on the benefits of creative activity for those with dementia.

Workshops
As a carer to a mother who has dementia, I have seen and experienced first hand the how hard it can be for families to cope and also to try and have some normality in your life. I run workshops specifically aimed at, those who work in healthcare and social workers to enable them to understand the role of carers and the impact that dementia can have to their lives. I use a range of creative exercises within the sessions

I also run workshops specifically aimed at carers to enable them to use creativity within their daily life, and to bring about change in the way they respond to their situation enabling them to have creative strategies in dealing with their caring role. If you would like to get in contact with me regarding the workshops, please leave your details on the contact form above.

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