As a Teaching Artist, my creativity is constantly being influenced by my students. In the drawing and painting classes that I offer, everyone always has something new to contribute. Besides private lessons and painting parties, I provide creativity programs for the workplace. These innovative programs offer unique options for staff development. The liberating effects of self-expression and awareness expand productivity. And the creative process enhances focus; it offers a stress relieving outlet. I believe creative exchanges strengthen unity among participants and inspire a continuous exploration of new ideas. Helping people to get comfortable with their creativity through visual art is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a teaching artist.
My own illustrations are inspired, not only by my students, but also by nature and my Textile Design background. Being a teacher who wants to expose students to a variety of mediums, I dabble quite a bit. Oil pastels, Pen & Ink and Paper Graphics are my favorites. I think exploration is vital to keeping creativity fresh. I accept commissions for individual and commercial projects; welcoming clients’ input to ensure collaborative, custom pieces. Through my business, Mainstream Creative, I strive to get people involved in the process of art making. Promoting Social Creativity and the therapeutic benefits of self-expression through visual art will always be a focal point in my life. Art is life!
If you want to learn more about my artwork and the programs that I provide, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org