Art is an energiser, a motivator and can inspire change and connect people on many levels. I work collaboratively with a number of organisations including the National Galleries of Scotland, Marchmont Makers Foundation, Museums Northumberland, Transform Arts and Health in Mind to use creativity in these ways. Using the visual arts and a wide range of creative processes I deliver thought provoking, learner led and curriculum linked workshop sessions in a wide range of settings such as schools, galleries, outdoor spaces, museums, care homes and hospitals. I have worked with children and young people with severe and complex needs, with older adults and their carers living with dementia and with vulnerable prison learners. I have recently completed postgraduate study in Applied Arts and Social Practice and my research work looked specifically at how the creative process can aid health and wellbeing.
If you would like to discuss my input into any forthcoming ideas or projects then please get in touch through my contact page.
(Top) Sculptures and their shadows from the Summer Schools Programme at Marchmont Creative Spaces 2023.
(Below) Community drawing in action at Galashiels Heartland Market Day October 2023 and at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art with primary school pupils in 2022.