About Me

Vanessa on her stall

A Surprised artist

With A Passion to Teach

With A Passion to Teach

You may be wondering why I’ve headed this a ‘surprised’ artist.  Well, my background is administrative work (which I still do a little of) and as much as I’ve always loved art and creativity, actually being an artist myself was definitely not on my radar until a few years ago.

Oh, I’ve always been creative in one form or another because my husband and I have five children and two grandchildren between us.  So, as you can imagine, we were always having to come up with something to entertain them or to help with school projects.  But me, an artist?!  Only in my dreams!

Still as the saying goes, dreams can come true.  Whilst I wasn’t encouraged to paint growing up, when I realised I could (albeit late in life!) and my confidence grew, I began to feel passionate about helping others discover (or even re-discover) their own creative side. 

Something very special and very therapeutic occurs when you engage in art and crafts.  You both lose and find yourself, and it rebalances life from inside out in a way that’s hard to describe.  And what a bonus when you can stand back, look at something you have created and say “I did that!”  Such a confidence booster!



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