About the Book
I am an Artist and Creative Expression Guide based in the west coast town of Tofino on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I work out of my home studio nestled among old growth trees in the Pacific Rim rainforest where I live with my husband and dogs. Originally from South Africa, I immigrated to Canada with my family at the age of 14. I started painting, drawing, exploring and creating as a child and have continued on this path ever since. My journey as an Artist led me to teaching visual arts and soon sparked my passion for Art Healing. I began my career in arts education and programming at Artspace Children’s Arts Centre in Vancouver where I designed weekly class curriculum and projects for children ages 2 to 12 from varying cultural, behavioral and developmental backgrounds. I then independently designed and facilitated The Art of Expression workshops for adults. Since then I have developed and led Art Healing group workshops as well as individual sessions for both children.