My background - I'm an interior architect who is passionate about creating beauty and harmony together. My focus is always on INTENTION. The intention behind everything, whether that is within built spaces or in a client's desire for holistic living. My career includes designing palaces for Royal clients in the Middle East. I've also designed corporate interiors in Canary Wharf and The City Of London. I've held positions on the other side of the design table too; working as a client in real estate development in Abu Dhabi as head of Interior Design at Aldar PJSC.
In 2011 I chose to train with Martha Beck in her life coach training programme. I did this to be of even better service to my design clients when working one to one and confidentially. Her training is invaluable and I fold it into much of my work, especially with clients who want to create inner change as well as outer. They want coaching around things like; dissolving limiting beliefs, envisioning a new dream, setting goals, de-cluttering etc. I work with them using metaphor tools such as 'The Ideal Day' exercise and the 'Living Space' tool amongst others. Martha Beck’s methodology is elegant and very effective. My core work is outer design and energy, and as an interior architect and Feng Shui expert I can help greatly here but adding in the inner work too is profoundly effective for those who seek this also. I can help you live in a high vibrational way (which means living according to your Highest Self) in a home filled with beauty and meaning. I can support you in the process to sleeping better, eating beneficially, living well and loving more. See my listing here
Additional training and personal development aligned with my work:
The Chopra Centre, 'Manifesting with the Masters', Seduction of Spirit 7 day retreat, Whistler, Canada.
Dr Jean Houston's Mystery School, 'Living Your Supreme Destiny', 9 month mentoring programme.
One on one shamanic mentoring and Mystery School with Cáit Branigan and House & Land Clearing techniques (Celtic Shamanic Tradition)
Denise Linn's 'Elemental Space Clearing' certification online course.
As an interior architect and Feng Shui professional, I work with the energy of form, both human built and nature formed. This Yang way of living and working in the world is balanced by a Yin way of being. As an artist I am pulled to express what I am seeing with a deeper, or perhaps Higher part of myself. I feel inspired to paint the energetics I feel, both seen and unseen; landscapes, archetypes, mythology, Qi flows, weather, nature’s patterns.
In my Yang work I utilise an exactness of scale, accurate compass readings. Time is important and technology is vital. In my Yin work I am flowing and not controlling. I am led by the unseen. I often paint with plain water first, dropping in the paint later. I cannot see what I am doing but the art is forming this way, in reverse. It is for this reason too that I use masking fluid, use negative space, starting with the paper that will not be painted. For all these reasons I choose to work in watercolour, water is life, water is bigger than me.
In Chinese metaphysics, water is one of the Five Elements. Pigment is of the Earth Element. The paper I use is made of cotton, which is of the Wood Element. Metal cuts the paper I uses and many of my tools are of this Element. The Fire Element, combined with Earth, creates the pigments that are mined from the earth… my artworks combine all Five Elements.
I like to use collected rain or holy water, cruelty free paintbrushes and as of 2019, vegan handmade paper. Having abandoned painting for many years, I took it up again after a resurgence in my creativity occurred in 2014. It is now part of my own ‘living well’ way of being in the world. I regularly draw, sketch and paint. The works on paper you can buy here are original, contemporary, watercolour abstracts. My work has been sold around the world. The works on paper you can buy here are original, contemporary, watercolour abstracts. My work has been sold around the world. I'm a member of the Visual Artists of Ireland.