I have been working with Reiki since 1986, mostly as a form of deep meditation. Reiki is a path, a life journey of connection to your own innate wisdom and healing.
I paint intuitively, which simply means that it is the work itself which leads me. The outcome is not known or planned. Painting becomes the meditation and a part of the sacred journey.
Reiki is fundamental to the way that I paint and the way that I live.
Mornings begin with mark making exercises in reference to the South Downs using ink and dip pens, graphite and pencil. From here we explore colour and experiment with different tools and applications of paint. I will show examples of my work and process and you are then free to make concertina booklets, smaller studies on paper or push these ideas further with your own projects. By the end of the day you will have a small body of work and ideas to develop further.
There is something deeply restorative about giving yourself the space and time to develop a single idea and this can have long reaching benefits.
Rest restore renew
Suitable for experienced creatives looking for a Studio Retreat. Included are two work benches and plenty of room to hang work in progress and really dig deep into your practice in a warm and supportive environment.
The studio is based at The Turner Dumbrell Workshops in the beautiful village of Ditchling in East Sussex. There are gorgeous walks right from the door with views over The South Downs. Ditchling has a long history with artists and makers, check out the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, Visit Ditchling and Turner Dumbrell websites.
Seawhite paints are included as well as various mark making tools and equipment, including gel plates for printmaking which I am happy to demonstrate. I provide a welcome pack of paper but please bring any canvas, panels or specialty papers you may wish to work on.
The studio is suitable for two people and this is a great opportunity to spend time with a fellow artist friend!
The retreat is £120 per person which also includes hot drinks, pastries and cake. Lunch is available at local coffee shops and pubs in the Village just a 5 min walk or you can bring your own. The price for two friends sharing the day is £200
The Re(treat) runs from 10 until 4 pm and just to let you know it is a former Hayloft and there are stairs.