ABOUT US NOW
Who are we?
The Creative Directors & Consultant Affiliates
Annie Lloyd Is an accredited trainer, supervisor, facilitator and artist. She taught psychotherapy for over 30 years, specialising in Mindfulness, Body-Centred and Trauma treatment - integrating the relevance of the latest neuroscience. into the child development models. Furtherr esearch was in developing specific methods of working with children who have been taken into Care and then adopted and their families. Annie's installation artwork helps people lower their stress levels and find solutions for their emotional challenges as well as creating a place where people feel at home and receptive to change.
Three years ago she suffered from a fast growing, brain tumour which meant she has stopped full time work as a therapist
Now in her purpose built studio, she celebrates the joy of being alive. She translates what she has learned into beautiful jewellery which reminds the owners to focus on what they want to achieve. Much of this is using up cycled materials and healing gems.
Katrina Lloyd Cole is a talented digital artist who uses a broad spectrum of naturalistic themes within her work. As a Creative Artistic Director, and as a past Chair of ArtsNorthNorfolk and Chairman of the charity CoastArts, she has been involved in a range of youth and adult based community theatre and development projects. She provides accomplished project management and logistic solutions. Katrina has essential experience in Patient Advocate skills, covering palliative needs and necessities. she is responsible for the website design and upkeep.
Coralie Mansfield has over 23 years experience as a teacher and family learning practitioner and independent adult tutor working for an array of local authorities. She has always had a great interest in spirituality and visual arts often combining the two in facilitating workshops and retreats all over the world. Her GaiaGlass Studio was set up in 1997. Coralie was ordained as an Anglican priest for the Oxford Diocese in 2012 and continues to work as a freelance artist and
therapeutic practitioner at hospices and on a variety of church community projects. Coralie has recently accepted the part time position of parish priest for Sherington with Chicheley&,Astwood and continues to work extensively with her facilitation and teaching.
She and Annie have worked together for many years.
Olivia Mansfield 's affiliation with Art is Medicine comes from that long term relationship formed between its founder, Annie Lloyd and her mother, Coralie Mansfield.
Olivia believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience and develop their own artistic vision through creative thinking and practice.
Her workshops are about guiding people to realise their own creative potential though different mediums and techniques. She aims always to be encouraging a passion for learning within the arts as a whole, providing platforms where exploring the possibilities of what can be achieved with creativity becomes accessible for all.
Olivia Mansfield's paintings are figments of fantastical imaginary worlds situated within realms which allude to our own existence. The imagery she uses comprises unravelling narratives which display splayed visions and altered expressions of the world around us. Themes stemming from theological backgrounds have direct imagery taken from the Book of Genesis and the Book of Revelations.
She attempts to create a new space and time within the painting, asking the audience to question what they see and where they are seeing it from. Reference to land mass, ancient civilisations and past times both guides and allows you to recognise or to believe that life, humanity, creation, death and destruction have occurred. Time is lapsed and distorted with monumental symbolism, the landscapes create a discourse which encompasses theory, fact and fiction all linked with the apocalyptic force of nature itself. Stories of myth and legend play a huge part in how she builds her worlds in paint. Since becoming a mother, her work has evolved again exploring the female body as a spiritual vessel.
What do we offer?
We are a consortium of professional artists, therapists, and developers from diverse backgrounds who have all worked within
both artistic and community settings.
We are effective, skilled and caring professionals who deliver high level quality experiences for a range of people within different and demanding circumstances.
We offer participants - whether professionals, patients or clients - a range of creative and practical solutions to their specific needs and desired outcomes.
How do we do it?
We design individual projects which combine the creative with well-researched, stress management techniques, Mindfulness and the most recent advances in neuroscience. Each project is underpinned by the team's sound ,craft skills.
These, in turn, are in tune with current policital guidelines in the area of social enterprise.
We create environments and projects with the intention of making a positive and self-sustaining difference for individuals and communities.
We can offer secure environments and residential facilities with our main residence at The Turning Point based in North Norfolk.
The Team & Associates
As a consortium we work together to bring about real change to both external and internal. Having
access to a huge number of other professionals and consultants we can be called upon to participate in any kind of project. Their proven abilities to work together with us all as members of our collaborative team, ensures a symbiotic, site specific and original outcome.
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