I set up Rafiki Art in December 2021. I had been an NHS physiotherapist for the previous 30 years but my life’s journey took me in a new direction. Tragically I lost a close friend to suicide and my mental health suffered. I was eventually diagnosed with PTSD. During therapy I learned the importance of self compassion. During a Creative Connections programme run by the fabulous charity Parenting Mental Health I discovered an artistic streak. I began illustrating my self compassionate voice expressed by my fabulous little dog, Rafi. I posted my drawings in the PMH community. Other members loved my watercolours and sayings. My desire is that by widely sharing my art and story more people will be inspired to hope and see their wellbeing improve.
What I do:
I paint watercolour illustrations with inspiring messages, abstracts and landscapes which can be purchased at the Rafiki Art Studio shop. The pieces are available as prints, canvases and greetings cards.
ART WITH ANDREA
I offer a monthly fun art wellbeing tutorial. I run a FREE taster sessions via Google meet at 8 pm on the last Monday of each month. These sessions are very relaxed and a lot of fun. Everyone is welcome whatever their skill level. Click here for details of the next one.
I will be launching a bespoke commsissions service shortly. You can view some of my custom art works on my gallery page. Sign up to my email list to make sure you hear about and have chance to claim 1 of 5 50% launch discounts when my service goes live.