Over the past 30 years Meriel has been exploring her relationship with healing and painting. Having completed a BA in painting & Print-making in Dublin, Ireland, she went on to pursue a successful career as an artist, exhibiting her work internationally. During this time, she was also looking for ways to heal from ME which amongst many other healing practices, led her to train under Marie Perret who is an artist and psychotherapist. This was followed by training under Aviva Gold, who pioneered “Painting from the Source” .
Meriel has been a member of Al-Anon for 28 years.
Meriel is a wise, compassionate and deeply spiritual soul, as well as being an experienced and talented artist. Her work goes into the heart of what makes us creative, and by definition, who we are. The combination of her guidance, the beautiful safe space she holds and the structure and techniques of Process Painting enabled me to express my creativity in ways that I had never imagined possible. It is a challenging process. I came face to face with my lack of self worth and belief that I am not enough. However, it was only by entering this process did I get in touch with my true essence as a wild and limitless creative soul, which has had profound repercussions on the rest of my life.
Just got home and had a few moments to sit with my painting. The title and brief description I have come up with is:
Radiance : The journey from confinement and self doubt to freedom and pure, radiant, self expression.
Meriel Nicoll trained in Painting From The Source® process with me in Sussex, 2012 . Seeking for many years to blend healing and art, Meriel was blown away by the PFTS and has been teaching the process since. She is a sensitive teacher, always mindful, devoted to the process and to participants. She has impeccable integrity and over the years has become experienced and skilled in facilitating people in the process of intuitive painting while providing a safe holding container. I highly recommend her painting workshop.
– Aviva Gold
To find out more about Meriel visit www.merielnicoll.com