By the end of your program or retreat, you’ll have moved through creative blocks, realised more of your inner gifts, gained visual art skills and practiced my creativity-nurturing method that together, with your willingness, will give you the freedom to express your true creative nature. With your new discoveries, you’ll build confidence through seeing what you can do, experience the joy and fulfilment of your unique creative expression and know how to sustain your new creative practice.
Would you like to learn to paint as a fulfilling mindfulness practice with strong foundational skills and confidence?
If so book a
True Colours Self-discovery Session so you can…
~ Take stock of where you’re at in your life right now
~ Reconnect with your gifts and strengths
~ Gain clarity and…
~ Discover what next step might be possible for you to move toward your dreams
You’ve had your ‘True Colours’ Intro Session and wondering… what would be the best option for your precious life?
Gentle creative solace?
A 6-session program over 6 weeks or 6 months. Scroll down for more information on all the courses
PAINT FROM THE HEART
4-5 day intensive
OR the 6-week online course
Experience the alchemy of your unique visual language with creative freedom as you express your true Self, seeing and knowing, yes, you really can paint!
Fast-track your building of foundational skills with expert instruction, care and respect
“… I would describe it as not so much a ‘course’ but a life changing experience. When I went into my studio at the end of the week, and looked through the collection of materials, and the varying evidences of my practice over the years I suddenly and deeply realised “ I am an artist! I find my self filled with awe and inspiration for the magic of light, form, space and colour, expressing feelings and abstract ideas that cannot be realised in representational work. I have new insight into my practice and feel empowered by this beautiful discovery… It has been a re-valuation that has transformed my vision of myself and my place in the world. I am not sure words really express the magic I have discovered. Anyway, it happened at exactly the right time. How wonderful. I am so grateful…”
Pari Gilmour, Secondary School Art Educator
SOLACE, COLOUR & LIGHT:
Meditative Art Program
4 day Retreat-Course
OR 8 online sessions
Online or in person, be guided to experience soul-soothing replenishment with guided, restorative contemplative and meditative art projects
Call it art as a spiritual practice; a contemplative, meditative or mindfulness practice, this inclusive course encompasses all those concepts. Especially for people who do not consider themselves to be creative, worries melt away as you become immersed in creative flow. Guided step by step, each session is like a doorway to your unique creative expression.
“I received more than I could have imagined from this course. I found Suzanne to be a wise and generous teacher, as well as an accomplished artist, giving us practical insights and inspiring examples of other artists’ works, both ancient and modern; pointing out and enlightening us with spiritual aspects, calming and focusing guided meditations enhanced with many group discussions. After completing many paintings and drawings, we left with a solid grounding of how to approach our work in the future with insight and confidence. Thank you Suzanne.”
“Well, it slowly creeps up on you without you knowing it, and there you are creating the most amazing things you would never have imagined you were capable of doing. I couldn’t believe what I drew. I never knew I could make something that beautiful. I got closer to who I am and I feel better about myself. You really have something special here Suzanne.”
Steenus von Steenson
CALM CLARITY CONFIDENCE
10 week Professional Development Program
Discover your Visionary Leadership capabilities and live more freely into your life purpose. Receive your BONUS mentoring session on completion of the program.
Mostly attended by professional women who do not consider themselves to be creative or visionary, each experienced benefits that surprised them – life-changing confidence, far less anxiety and a renewed sense of hope and purpose.
“I started to work with Suzanne in order to work on my self-belief and confidence. Suzanne understood a lot of how I was feeling – that I was in my head a lot, that I had so much doubt, that I was feeling crippled by worry. The Journey Work, exercises, and tools that arose from our sessions have been amazing. Some sessions were hard but once I surrendered I gained so much from them. I now have a full tool kit to better know myself and to allow for myself to take my place in the world and go after what I want. I also have better strategies in place to cope with worry and doubt, which is an amazingly powerful feeling. Working with Suzanne has left me feeling lighter, happier and proud of who I am. “
Christie Flora Flor&Order, Time Management Coach, Melbourne 2021
ILLUMINATE ARTIST MENTORING
Send your images ahead of time and have your questions ready as Suzanne devotes an hour listening and guiding from her breadth of professional artist, teaching & coaching expertise.
Do you keep procrastinating doing the thing you love most?
Feel excited about your art practice as you experience fast-track development with responsive feedback and guided practice, and SEE your progress!
“I decided this year that I wanted to bring my art practice back into my life, professionally. For the past ten years, it has been a hobby, something that I do on occasion when I have time and feel like it. A nagging feeling had increasingly let me know that this needed to change. I realised that if I was serious about taking this step, that I would need some support. Suzanne instantly came to mind. She was a previous mentor of mine back in my art school days. I remembered how Suzanne works with the whole person, not just the artist, and I knew that the support I was seeking was beyond ‘studio talk’. I was going through a big life change.
I was (and still am) blown away by the potency of the work Suzanne and I did in our sessions. Going to incredibly deep places, from where deep realisations came to the surface. She helped me feel into and embody my truths, and to heal parts within me that have been limiting my potential. This was BIG work, but something I was very ready for, as I needed this change in my life.
Suzanne designed a program for my particular needs – starting with some deep coaching work, and leading into support specifically with my art practice. However Suzanne was amazing at recognising what work needed to be done each session – if I needed coaching, we’d do coaching, if I was going well we’d spend the session talking art instead. I really appreciated this flexible approach, as it gave me the support that I needed.
From our sessions, I am developing a clearer understanding of my art practice. What it is that I am doing, what it is that I am interested in. How to talk about my work. Ideas about what I could explore further. Recommendations of books, articles, artists, and other resources to explore. Looking at the works that I am making, I can see a big change since having started working with Suzanne. I have started painting in a way I hadn’t felt brave enough to do previously. I am less concerned with the result, and using this time to develop and learn. The wonderful thing is I that I can see some exciting things coming out in my works. I haven’t been this dedicated to my art practice since I was in uni. I haven’t felt the possibility of being a professional artist as I do now, since I was a teenager.
I am so grateful for Suzanne’s support. She is an intuitive, heart centred, incredibly knowledgeable and talented woman.
I continue to work with Suzanne, and I recommend her without hesitation.”
Tabitha Hocking, BVA (Painting) Artist (in the above photo taken by Suzanne)