Mentoring For Artists

I mentor committed artists working in any creative field including Fine Art, Craft, Design, Music, Architecture, and Writing. 

Whether you feel stuck, confused, lost, frustrated or simply want to move to the next level, raise your bar and step up to it – I can help you.

It’s not always easy being an ‘artist’. Often we work alone without support or a regular income, and our values, drive and purpose can easily be misunderstood by the rest of society. Sometimes we work collaboratively with another creators material. Often we know what our creative self wants and yet we adapt, comprise and limit ourselves to conform. It can seem as if we exist in a different paradigm but we don’t have to feel so alone.

With isolation and distractions it can seem like an uphill struggle to stay focused. We plateaux, function in ‘the safe zone’, make reckless and inappropriate leaps of faith, fall flat on our faces. Moving to the next level, or simply maintaining a position as it currently stands, can seem incredibly daunting. With no ‘artist’ manual telling us how to do it, being unique and authentic can feel risky, vulnerable and exposing. Sometimes we can do with some need to set ourselves out from the crowd and follow our heart.

As an artist since 1970’s I know the territory. I’ve floundered, resisted, procrastinated and in the luckier moments I’ve excelled. Each time that I’ve fallen flat on my face, or found myself invited to step to the next level, with my nose up to the glass wondering if I dare step forwards, it’s brought me to question my purpose, meaning, and values.

Continuous professional support and guidance from mentors, coaches, psychotherapists, and people in business over the past four decades has been invaluable to me. Yet often I longed for a person; the one person and one whole system that could deliver to me what I needed. I was looking for one support system that could accept, understand and work with all aspects of me and my life: my professional, my personal, my psychological, spiritual, sexual, my creative, my relational and my practical parts – all at one time.

Wanting to find this service for myself and ultimately to provide it for others too, I invested heavily in several intensive professional trainings between 1989-2013.  These (amongst others) included Applied Psychology, Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, and CTI Coaching and Leadership. This work now underpins all my work and life and compliments previous trainings in art and design and other life experiences.

It is with much gratitude to my own mentors, teachers, peers and clients, that I am now able to offer to you something of the flavour of the service I was searching for myself.

What’s the point of making and creating from any place other than the depth of you?

I will help you address your limiting beliefs, face your demons straight on, let go of your attachment to you comfort zones, and help you to realise your truest dreams. (and we can also deal with the practical stuff along the way too.) 

Your creative self is my main concern.

 

HOW IT WORKS:

First of all you email me to book an initial chat on the phone or on skype.

Once we agree to work together we initially meet for one hour once a week, in person, on the phone or via Skype.

CONTACT:

veroniquemaria@icloud.com