Welcome to Art and Soul
May you find inspiration, spark, much creative nourishment here.
Art and Soul offers playshops, workshops, one-with-one Creativity Coaching, Creative Purpose Coaching and Leaf-by-Leaf collaborative community artworks. Please check out the Offerings page, or even better – sign up to Art and Soul e-newsletter if you wish to know more.
For now, you’ve reached the ‘About’ page, which is where I get to tell you more about me, moi, myself.
Please feel free to respectfully engage with the website, the blog and with each other.
I’m Sally Swain
Artist, author, creativity coach, art therapist
In an earlier life, I conceived, painted and wrote four books, including the international bestseller, ‘Great Housewives of Art’.
For over twenty years, I’ve been facilitating creativity via Art and Soul Creativity Coaching. I love this work.
In the last few years, I’ve been working as an art therapist in the aged care community, including residents, staff and carers.
If you wish to know a bit more about me and where I’m coming from, click on a Sally Swain interview. Creativity afficionado Val Andrews interviewed me for her excellent ‘Art for Happiness’ blog.
Here’s another blurb about me from the heartening, inspiring Creative Doctors Australia blog. Reigniting Creativity.
Here are a couple of photos of participants at play in ‘Colouring Out’ Art and Soul playshop
Am inspired by friend’s comment below: So congratulations on the launching of your website – may the goddess bless all who sail in it.
I wish to share with you the closest thing I have to a goddessy-boaty-blessy image.
Here is Boat Angel. I painted her a couple of years back.
She appears to be resting in a boat while watching over it.
You can find a whole heap of my original paintings over at Sally Swain Art on Facebook.
What do you see in the painting, I wonder?