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YAY, I’m so glad you’re here!

Do you want to draw, paint & access your inner artist but don’t know how to start? I’m Iris, a mixed media artist from London, UK. I help people clear their creative blocks, make art & feel good about themselves!

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


Art Journaling – There Are No Rules

I often see people asking 'how do I art journal?' or sometimes I see people lamenting that they 'don't have the right supplies/skills for art journaling'. I have good news friends! With art journaling THERE ARE NO RULES! The definition of what an art journal is is such a broad one. It's literally any type of art or mark making in something that … [Read More...]


Interview with Nolwenn Petitbois – Radiant Art Journals Teacher Interviews

Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Nolwenn Petitbois! Tell us in one sentence what it is you do? Can it be a long sentence *wink* ? I unfold true and not-always-so-true stories via textured mixed media paintings that usually see characters emerge but not necessarily. What is your favourite colour palette? I … [Read More...]


Interview with Andrea Schroeder – Radiant Art Journals Teacher Interviews

Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Andrea Schroeder! Tell us in one sentence what it is you do? I help creative people use their creative power to bring their dreams to life (i.e.: to CREATE their lives). What is your favourite colour palette? Bright shades of fuchsia, orange and turquoise plus deep dark stormy … [Read More...]


Roberson Watercolour Sketch Books – Art Journal Reviews

It is not a secret that I love art journals and can never have enough. So in this series I am reviewing all the art journals that I have used over the years. Some are firm favourites that I buy again and again, some have their quirks and some are straight up don't-buys. Keep reading to find out more about: Roberson Watercolour Sketch Books This … [Read More...]

Most Popular Articles

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...]

Trust It Will Come | Art Journal Video by www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

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...]

Connections and Art 101 www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

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...]