WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Freerange ArtFarm began life as a small graphic illustration business in 1990 on my tiny kitchen worktop. After some years when life meant I needed a proper job, I'm delighted to have re-emerged in my gorgeous purpose-built studio. These days, much of my artwork revolves around mindful and therapeutic practice. I offer workshops that build confidence and creativity, and give opportunities to have a go at a variety of art and craft techniques.
I also offer ArtBeam workshops to schools and community groups. These are interactive multisensory storytelling sessions with percussion, puppetry, music and art along with Soundbeam 6 sound technology system, allowing individuals of any ability the opportunity to take part in music-making and storytelling activities.
Since the pandemic put a stop to everything, I began to concentrate on artwork, and now take on commissions for watercolour animal portraits and illustrations. Have a look at the Commissions page and the photos in the Gallery!
SPREADING THE CREATIVITY INFECTION!
When I realised how much I was benefiting from the calmness and serenity of working in the studio, I wanted anyone who was feeling pressure in their life or work to come and join me - it works! There's no need to be artistic, or to be able to draw -the workshops are for all abilities. All you need is an interest and an open mind.
The studio is small, so you will be working in a group of up to four others. I am very much an enabler rather than an instructor, and look forward to seeing how an individual's creativity blossoms when given the opportunity! I can also bring this to your place of work, in the form of in-house workshops for up to six participants.
I was previously a teacher with over 20 years experience of working with children who have severe and complex additional support needs, and therefore am happy to discuss individual or smaller group sessions for both children and adults.