My art journey began 17 years ago…when I started taking various weekly classes with some amazing teachers.
After having home-schooled my two teenagers to GCSE level, I returned back to work a year ago. Being in the corporate world has made me increasingly aware that I wanted to be in a more caring role incorporating my love of art. I have enjoyed teaching and creating over the years, so when I found the Creative Minds website, I was so excited about the possibility of becoming part of this wonderful community.
Over the years I have given many art lessons and craft sessions and it has always amazed me seeing people’s faces light up when they realise they can create something beautiful…
Art is for everyone and Creative Minds reaches people in a wonderfully encouraging, engaging, caring way.
James has developed comprehensive training to equip the artist to go into homes, schools and communities with confidence. He has also thought of everything that we would need to consider about the business right through from the set up to the execution of the art sessions.
“I truly believe that art is therapy for the soul and that it should be accessible for everyone. I cannot remember a time when I’ve not been doing, thinking about or teaching it.”
“I have trained in Graphic Design/Illustration and am currently studying part-time for my BA in Fine Art. I continue to paint for myself, and also for some commission based projects.”
“I had the privilege of teaching art in a secondary school to pupils with complex needs and it was fantastic to witness them becoming more confident, courageous and experimental as they explored new mediums and ways of working.”
What led you to join the Creative Minds community?
“Creative Minds ticks all the boxes for me as it combines my passion for art and my desire to support and encourage people within a community of caring professionals.”