holistic art | painting & m-media

Gilli has always loved to try new techniques & materials in her artwork. For some time now her artistic life has, at times, been influenced by the emotional, spiritual side of her nature & expressing what she feels. This has encouraged Gilli to create a series of intuitive, ethereal paintings all of which have been guided by meditation & yoga practices, her personal development & mindfulness training together with influences such as being with nature, words, found objects & music.

All the above experience, exploration & training has enabled Gilli to design these unique “day painting retreats” based in the knowledge that the very act of painting, combined with either holistic practices or simple experimentation & fun, really can help us to make sense of our inner world to promote inner wellbeing, encourage calm & happiness whilst supporting personal transformation.

NEW | SOUL PAINTING  | holistic art 
A relaxing, yet revealing day ‘retreat’ designed to help you step out of your comfort zone & connect to source when painting by working with “Ki” energy. During the day we’ll incorporate gentle meditation & movement together with mindfulness, music & other stress releasing, wellbeing techniques. You’ll learn to let go of attachments & access the flow of energy between the seen & the unseen. You are invited to focus on your work in a new & enlightening way & will have the opportunity to create in a relaxing & contemplative space whilst you create ‘Free-Flow’ work to find clarity away from the monkey-mind that plagues us all. 

Bring your own art materials, diaries or journals, sketchbooks, tablets, writings or whatever feels good. 

Date: Saturday, 17/09 | 15/10 |19/11
Times: 10am -5pm [pls bring lunch]
Suitable For: all
Cost: £85 for day retreat | £220 for the 3 days

NEW | BLANK CANVAS | painting & mixed media

We are all a “blank canvas” able to create endless possibilities.  During this day we’ll be exploring & experimenting with new & different ways of making marks & applying paint as well as finding other ways to exercise & expand your creative muscle. You will use acrylics, water-based oils, mixed media & more.

Dates:  24/09 | 22/10 | 26/11
Times: 10am -5pm [please bring lunch]
Suitable For: all
Cost: £75 per workshop or £195 for the 3 days
Tutor: Gilli 

Day Workshops Facilitator 

Gilli is a versatile artist with an ability to work in a variety of mediums & styles. Her work dances between the realistic to emotionally led, more spiritually based works. A qualified personal development coach, NLP Practitioner & Time Line Therapist, she practices yoga & meditation. Words & music have always been a great inspiration in her work & will often guide or influence the piece. Her teaching methods combine her unique blend of this broad, yet extensive experience.

Background | In 2020 Gilli co-founded a social impact programme called Creative Metta in Chichester, an Arts Council England funded project, that brought art & wellbeing to disadvantaged people. Collaborators on the project included NHS Innovation Primary Care,  Aldingbourne Trust, Pathfinders W.Sussex, My Sister’s House Women’s Centre & Chichester District Council, all of whom were actively involved & supported the project.

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