Samantha Hood

Samantha Hood

Specialist Art Forms
Sculpture | Self Expression painting | Craft / Murals

Artist Profile
My background is varied – mental health nurse, youth worker and artist. Within my nursing career I have worked in acute, community, prison, drug & alcohol detox, street homeless projects in South Wales and London. Within my youth working experience working in the valleys of South Wales on diversional activities, in comprehensive schools, video projects, organising and running summer workshops in art & craft, face painting, working with 16-24 year olds exploring issues of self and personal development through the medium of  art, more recently working with 10-11 year olds excluded from school using  art within issues around  confidence and anger management, next project using art with school phobics. I enjoy working with all ages of people and the greatest joy is seeing someone get a real kick out of something they have made or helped to make and having fun.

Artists Biography
Born Bridgend 1968
Qualifications
RMN 1990
Diploma in Nursing Studies 1994
Diploma in Holistic Massage 1996
HND Sculpture 2002
BA Art & Design 2003
Duke of Edinburgh Assessor 2005
Cert Indian Head Massage 2008

School & Youth Art Projects 2007-2009 – portrait picked for travelling WALES TWO portrait competition – venues across Wales; Currently applying for funding for art project at local mental health unit; numerous private commissions. Welsh-learner & mother, this year I would like to further my studies into jewellery making and stained glass.

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