Corrina Holyoake


Describe What You Do

I am a children’s book illustrator by trade and I also own a company called Artypeace. Creativity has helped me immensely over the years with my mental health and well being and I wanted to share the benefits it has bought me to others. I set up Artypeace to encourage as many people as possible to tap into the powerful tool of creativity and have worked with all ages the past few years. I run art workshops and classes focusing on mindful art which is a form of art that forces you to be purely focused on the present moment so that you can switch off from whatever else is going on around you. The workshops have been carefully put together so that they are suitable for all abilities and can be something the whole family can enjoy. 

Why Have You Signed up to Be a Sand Mentor?

To help people discover the powers of creativity and what an important tool it is for our mental health and wellbeing.

What Is Your Business/Work Ethos?

I believe that life is a wonderful gift and that we all have the capability of living the version of it we desire. Anything is possible if you have the mindset, courage and faith to pursue it. I feel that so many of us get stuck doing things that do not fulfil us because we have been brain washed in a certain way to be, and as a result it affects us mentally, but life doesn’t need to be like that. It takes a huge amount of courage and self belief to chase your dreams but if you know you can do it then you can! Life is too short for regrets and what ifs so my ethos is very much seize the day and be grateful for every little thing even when it is hard to do so.