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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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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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Technique Tuesday – Quick & Simple Background With Distress Ink

I love alliteration, so when I was creating this video on a Tuesday, Technique Tuesday was born! If you'd like me to cover a specific technique in my next video, please drop me a line or leave a comment below! You can watch the step-by-step process with voiceover explanation in the video below or alternatively scroll down for a walkthrough with … [Read More...]

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Halloween Whimsy Art Tutorial

Hello my lovelies! I love letting seasonal events inspire my art and I really wanted to create a cute Halloween witchy girl. I recorded the process and you can view the video tutorial below: If you prefer a photo tutorial instead of video, fear not and keep scrolling! Supply list: -water spray -ink spray (Dylusions) -high flow … [Read More...]

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Art Print Giveaway – And The Winner Is……..

Wow, you guys, running a giveaway is FUN!! And now I get to give one of my art prints to the lucky winner!! And the winner is............ Sarah Nichol Roeder Congratulations Sarah!!!!!!!!!!! I have contacted you by email, please get back to me within one week to claim your prize! If you didn't win, don't despair! I am still running … [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...]

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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...]