Felicity O’Connor is a professional painter has a Masters degree in Art Therapy and is a registered psychologist who lives and works on the Central Coast of NSW.
As a painter her creative career spans over twenty five years and includes being a finalist in several large art prizes including the Gosford Regional Art Prize, the Waverley Woollahra Art Prize, the Blacktown art prize and the Hornsby art prize. In 2016 she was awarded a highly commended prize for her contemporary painting. Her abstract oil paintings have sold extensively to private buyers and designers and she exhibits regularly in Sydney.
As a therapist she has worked for over twenty years supporting people with numerous emotional and psychological hurdles and thrives with providing understanding and insight for people to grow.
Since 2015 Felicity has been building an exiting new online community and business for artists where she provides unique coaching made just for the artist psyche. Combining her clinical skills, good business sense and her creative experience she guides artists to greater success by cultivating each artist’s creative, entrepreneurial and personal goals.
She believes that good artists have the potential to be great artists if they can learn to manage their mindset, find a supportive community and invest in themselves.
What’s Felicity sharing at Artful 2016?
Keynote – This Creative Life – Creativity, fear and inspiration
“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” Erich Fromm.
Creativity does not concern itself with gain or loss, it is us that do that to our creativity. No one who follows the creative path is guaranteed prosperity or even security. It’s a path takes commitment and courage.
As creative people in creative businesses we face fears, doubts and numerous rejections. The key is how to embrace and manage what emerges in our inner life while we find inspiration and make the outer adjustments to create success.
Workshop – Your Artist’s Story
Discover how your artist’s story has shaped your creative journey through the twists and turns of opportunity, choices and experiences.
Participants will have the opportunity to do some hands on art making in the workshop as part of exploring their personal story.
Materials & workbook will all be provided.