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YAY, I’m so glad you’re here!

I’m Iris, a mixed media artist, art journaler and general creative type! I live in London (UK) with my husband, 2 lovely boys and my crazy cat.

Sometimes you need more in life than just the day-to-day ‘musts’ and for me art fills that space in my heart.

Through art you can empower yourself and live up to your true potential. Art is powerful, healing and a great tool for self-development. Also, it’s FUN!

On my website I share my journey, my learnings and discoveries with you, so you can get creatively inspired too!

Join me on this journey and empower yourself to live an authentic art-filled life! Go and grab my free Mixed Media Art & Inspiration Guide. Just pop your name & email in the form and you can get started right away!


Recent Blog Posts

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Art Play Relay – January Launch!!

The first two official Art Play Relay videos are here!!! Watch my video below: Watch Juna's video below: What an awesome start to the project it has been! A lot of you have already joined our Facebook group to keep up to date, engage with the project and prepare to take part yourselves. Thank you for your enthusiasm!! My … [Read More...]

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Art Play Relay – Project Announcement!

Update: A Facebook group has been created for you to join so you can find all the videos in one place, share your artworks, submit quotes (and see if yours was the one used!), and find an art partner to buddy up with. Search for Art Play Relay on Facebook or go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/artplayrelay For months now I've been working away … [Read More...]

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Have You Picked Your Word Of The Year?

Do you make resolutions? I used to, but never kept up with them. Then I stopped making them altogether. But last year I decided to do something different. Maybe you’ve come across the concept of picking a word for the year? It’s kind of like picking a concept that you’d like to infuse your life with more of in the coming year. At the start of … [Read More...]

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Why Do I Create Art?

[image by Fré Sonneveld] The simple (and slightly vague) answer is, because it fills my soul. I can't not create art. I live a full life raising two kids and running a business so it often happens that I can't create art for a few days. When that happens I just don't feel quite right, I start getting frustrated and I just feel that pull of … [Read More...]

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Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King | www.iris-impressions.com

Stop Calling Me Talented

Let’s stop thinking of ‘talented’ as a rigid concept that is inherent (you are born with it), and let’s start thinking about it as something more fluid. Talent can be built on and it isn’t required in order to have fun or do something really well. When people like my art they often tell me ‘Oh you’re so talented!’. It’s a lovely compliment to … [Read More...]

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Trust {it will come} – Art Journal Video

I'm so excited to share a new art video with you all! I really want to create at least one art video a month, but I've been struggling to do it because it's just so time consuming. But hey, tell you a secret, I've noticed that I'm getting faster at doing them. Who knew, practice makes me perfect speedy! Watch me create a happy cheerful art … [Read More...]

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Connections & An Exciting New Project Art101 Challenge

Making meaningful connections has been high on my priority list since diving head first into my artistic journey last year. I've always felt so isolated, like I have to do everything by myself and that sharing is somehow giving something away, something you can't get back. I've come to realise how important it is to find people you connect with, … [Read More...]