Everyone is different and unique, and of course, that includes celebrants. I believe that people need to choose the right celebrant for them, so to give you a bit more of an idea of who I am, here’s a little more about me.
When not being a celebrant, I am an art teacher, illustrator and exhibiting artist. Much of my art work is very people focused, capturing personalities and telling stories. In 2018, I had a solo exhibition at The Rose Theatre, entitled Kingston Characters: a set of 40 portraits of local people created from fabric and stitching. The portraits captured a diverse range of personalities, lifestyles and interests, and allowed me to meet some wonderful, fascinating people.
Other themes within my art work are frequently based on personal experience that has touched me in some way: happy childhood memories, travel experiences and Alzheimer’s – a theme particularly close to my heart as my mum suffered with the disease for many years. With this work I hope to highlight issues and emotions that arise for the sufferer and also their families.
I love to write and tell stories, an interest that is very much satisfied in my role as celebrant.
Despite all this creativity, I am practical and down to earth. I have an allotment where I spend many happy hours nurturing vegetables (to varying degrees of success!).
I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively and am fascinated by cultural differences and traditions, beliefs and attitudes. Next stop, Namibia!
I love walking and can often be found tramping around Richmond Park, Surrey or Dorset. I love dogs and one day hope to have one – I already have the name for her!
And I like cake, a lot.
So if you feel you can relate to any of that and are needing a celebrant to help create and deliver a personal and meaningful ceremony that tells the story of your life or your loved one’s, let’s have a chat, it’d be lovely to hear from you.
Member of the Fellowship of Independent Celebrants