We all have our reasons for making art and we are all unique. The key is tapping into your passions and staying true to who you are. Working to your strengths and carving out your own place in the world.
I studied business for a while and ended up landing a great job on a homewares design team, within a major UK retailer.
Although I loved it, I was struggling. This was a huge turning point for me as at the same time I was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Finally, I had answers to why my brain felt totally inadequate.
Although I loved the job, I really adored being in a creative environment and finally decided to take a sabbatical from work and become a full-time art student. I spent six years exploring art and my voice, which also served as great therapy.
When I graduated, like most people, I had no idea what to do next. Even after studying business, I didn’t put art and business together.
I missed my university friends and being around creatives, so after applying for every available job and getting nowhere, I decided to open my own art studio. A place where artists came together to create art. United Artspace was born.
I have received hundreds, if not thousands of messages over the years to say how United Artspace has changed their lives.
Art is powerful, it heals, evokes, and helps us both question and understand.
Without a doubt, art saved me. Art pulled me up from a dark hole of despair, a life filled with panic attacks and self doubt. Art helped me find myself, art helped me heal, and art has led me on the most incredible journey ever.
That is where my passion for connecting people who love making art comes from. Having a community is so powerful—as we are stronger together.
I love helping people unlock their potential and help them make a living doing what they love.
Fear is the biggest thing that holds artists back. So many artists are crippled by fear. Creating art is a very personal practice, we are bearing our souls to the world and opening up ourselves to criticism and opinions. This opens the door to fear, or the negative committee as we like to call them.
I hate to see fear limiting the potential of artists I work with, so we tackle fear head on and work on it every single day to make sure our artists are living up to their full potential.
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