“Mesmerisingly beautiful.   When I feel I need uplifting I put on my headphones and watch the 2 minute video I made of your work and feel energised! It's amazing!”     Shirley-Ann Dixon, Artist, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I create art to connect with something greater than myself.   I am fascinated by the human potential for transformation and how it connects to the evolutionary cosmology and the Journey of our Universe. This passion stems from childhood wonder and a challenging personal journey to find connectedness within nature, the cosmos and all things.

 

A previous career as a health professional (                 ) informs my interest in well-being and creativity.   I am now

committed to facilitating meaningful reflection, connectedness and transformation through my work and art

practice.  I work to unite newer light, digital and interactive technologies with fine art and sculpture.  Using a wide

range of materials and methods, I work rapidly to transcend the rational mind and capture the essence of what I

am connecting to.   My final pieces are the manifestation of extensive sensory experimentation via drawing (pencil,

charcoal, pastels, inks), painting (watercolour, acrylic, oils), sculpture (wire, clay, paper, thermoplastics, fibreoptics),

exploring corresponding movements with the body, and animation through light, film and kinetic technologies.  

 

I find multi-disciplinary, diverse and multi-cultural work compelling as it enables the possibility of unexpected creative discovery at the edge of the disciplines.  Working to go beyond the familiar, creates the space for new dimensions to open up. 

My aim is to facilitate others to connect with inspiration and their individual passion through viewing my installations or participating in my workshops.  I hope that my work triggers a process that reveals that at this moment each individual belongs and can make a unique and meaningful difference and contribution to the evolution of our universe.

My installations are an invitation for the viewer to live their potential, to enter an immersive experience of a greater reality: a dynamic world of connectedness, and creative processes.   

In addition to ongoing development of new bodies of work, both large and small, I am a lecturer in Art and Design at New City College, was a tutor at The Art Academy, London for over 5 years and acted as Creative Team Development Manager there from 2015-2016. I now offer innovative interactive team building and creative workshops for businesses, charities, individuals and groups and mentoring for individuals and groups.   Additionally I mentored a group of emerging artists of different disciplines, lead community development projects and offer private tutoring.  
 
My works are in both public and private collections in the UK and internationally. They are currently on display at the Art Academy, Hospice of St Francis Berkhamsted, and Trinity United Reformed Church, St Albans.   They were recently showcased in London at the Canary Wharf Winter Lights, Kinetica at The Ugly Duck, the Barbican, Wac Arts, in Cambridge at e-Luminate, in Wiltshire at Womad and in Slough at the Langley Academy and the Curve. 
 
EDUCATION
2019- 2020 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Greenwich 
2018 Level 3 in Education in Training
2016 Arts Award training - Bronze and Silver, experience in Gold.
2010-2013 The Art Academy, London – Diploma in Fine Art, Sculpture and Painting (First)
1989-1993 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics SRD
1980-1983 Goldsmiths College of Art, London - Degree Course
1979-1980 Camberwell College of Art, London - Foundation Art Course
 
TEACHING AND FACILITATION EXPERIENCE 
Oct '20-present  Founder, creator and teacher - Life Drawing Re-Imagined - Online art class
Nov 2020            Facilitator/workshop Leader - Tell Me a Story - Art as Transformation
2019-Oct 2020   Lecturer in Art and Design, Course Leader, Level 3, New City College, Epping Forest Campus,
                            Teaching Levels 1-3 and Foundation
2013-present    Tutor at the Art Academy - Teaching core skills in drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture,                                           developing and running a range of Unlocking Creativity courses, Exploring Movement through Mixed                                 Media, skill development courses for young artists, facilitating creative team building events.

Feb 2019            Workshop for Young Carers, 'Hear Us Shout,' Oaklands College, St Albans 

Mar 2019           Workshop for Health and Social Care Students: 'Health and well-being through the Arts', Epping Forest                               College

Dec 2018           Tutor for life drawing course, St Francis' Hospice, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Jun 2018            Awesome Elements – day workshop for STEAM day at Aureus School, Didcot
Apr 2018           Celebrating the Life Force through colour, form and Texture – Workshop for Association of Biodynamic                               Massage Therapists, Royal Society of Medicine
Mar 2018           Light in the Tunnel – Shining a Light on Didcot’s high tech past and future – facilitating interactive art                                 project at Global Citizenship Day, workshops and final installation for Aureus school, Didcot.
Nov 2017           Arts and Mental Health Training Day, Langley Academy Workshop Workshop and presentation on                                        Unlocking Creativity.  Uniting Head, Heart and Hands, Happiness Matters Conference 
2016                    Developing and running art-science workshops for children of all ages at Langley Academy (Arts                                          Council Award and Residency)
2016 onwards    Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award training for all ages
2015-2016          Creative team development manager, the Art Academy: running and developing creative team                                            building for the corporate world and social and charitable groups
2016 -present    Mentoring Xtra.Art, Young Artist collective (ages 17-21), Slough
2015                    Creative Royston, Lantern making workshops for all ages of 350 young people to create Tree of Light
2015                    Wac Arts - Developing and facilitating creative workshops for different groups of young people with                                    learning difficulties (Arts Council Award and Residency)
Prior to this many years experience of workshop and training programme development and facilitation for health professionals and clients of all ages and backgrounds
Lorna Carmen McNeill © 2020 All Rights Reserved.  Lorna@LornaCarmenMcneill.com    UK    
Supported in 2015, 2016, 2018 by www.artscouncil.org.uk
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