how I arrived at creating art
I have always been attracted to painting and have dabbled with colour a few times at certain points in my life. A turning point came for me at a time when my conditional yes in life was breaking down. I bought a large canvas, knowing I needed to paint the 'Divine Feminine'. I set up the canvas knowing to give myself the space to paint after I had run a retreat for woman that I was facilitating. This was in June 2014 and the retreat was to the Black Madonna of Montserrat In Catalunya, Spain. I knew it would be a time for reflection when I got home. A time to pause.... I then came across an online art course that was happening at that time so I signed up for my first art class since leaving school.
Arriving home I gave myself full permission to paint. There She was, empty, open, faceless, waiting.... and I have not stopped painting since.
I went through a huge shift in my life, an awakening, around the year 1999 and from around 2003 I became closely involved with Spiritual Teacher - B Prior. Initially living in community and organising his global tours and retreats. In 2009 I started to teach the instrument of awakening that came through his realised consciousness, The Form - Reality Practice™ and I worked closely with him in the development of teacher-training and mentoring.
During 2009 my husband and I co-founded a centre in Amsterdam with B Prior. In 2012 my husband and I opened a centre in Bristol for conscious growth. I continued to teach and started to also develop workshops, tours and retreats for woman.
where I am now
Being in a field of such depth of realised consciousness is a profound awakening to the truth of your authentic nature, your essence. Living and serving within this I was always on the edge of my known sense of self whilst learning to stay with the knowing of such a vast boundless love.
The 'gap' between my known identified self and the unlimited Self became so great and painful within my everyday living of life I had to learn how to move wider. And discover how to manifest this knowing within my own stream of life. I had to enable my limited sense of self into a new place. To learn who 'I' was within those levels of deep transformation and how to function in a new way.
Creating art became a deep tool of empowered response to what is true within me. I was learning how to deeply trust the truth of my Self. Following that impulse I trained as a Facilitator of the 'Art of Allowing' approach founded by Flora Aube.
With this work and my own depth of experience and background I have evolved my own approach in facilitating and holding space for sacred art journeys. These are centred on engaging the truth of the creative process. Getting intimate with it as who you are at core, at essence, and its higher potentials of its wisdom integrating and transforming your life. I offer sacred art journeys in which you can discover and learn what I call the 'Emerging Woman Arts' and how to apply this knowledge in your life.