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Courses VERONIQUE MARIA will teach at West Dean College in 2017 and 2018. 


23 – 28 April 2017 at West Dean College

23rd – 28th September 2018 at West Dean College

A course for writers, visual artists, performers and makers, refine your creative focus and direction as you delve into the depths of your inner landscape. Learn how to establish a relationship with your core self through new pathways. From this new connection create authentic and powerful pieces. You will explore your own inner dialogue and then communicate this potent and authentic voice through creative expressions.

Line open from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Bookings and enquiries @ West Dean: +44 (0) 1243 818300



15 – 17 September 2017 at West Dean College

27th – 29th April 2018 at West Dean College

Explore the breadth of your creativity and uncover your passion and purpose. Work with image, text and form guided by your senses through visualisation, meditation and process.

Line open from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Bookings and enquiries @ West Dean: +44 (0) 1243 818300



8th November 2017 at West Dean College

20th September 2018 at West Dean College

Taster day – Beginners

Discover the joy of drawing with your senses to capture the essence of your subject. Experience and explore mark making techniques with different mediums.



9th – 11th February 2018 at West Dean College

Weekend (Fri evening to Sunday afternoon)

Suitable for all

Discover how to both experience and draw your object with greater sensitivity using touch, smell and sound. Explore dynamic mark making techniques with different mediums to describe the essence of your subject.


Line open from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Bookings and enquiries @ West Dean: +44 (0) 1243 818300




Would you like to
 take time for reflection
deepen your relationship with your creativity 



One day retreat-workshops
Arundel, West Sussex. UK


25th June
30th July
20th August
24th September

These day long retreat-workshops are designed to help you slow down, relax, deepen your connection to your most essential self, and begin to re-member the wonder of your creative potential.

We are all creative beings

these workshops are suitable for all adults over 18 years.

In a comfortable home environment we will create a safe and supportive space for you to open up and re-member the uniqueness of YOU.
Working with the senses, dreams, and imagination, and using simple meditation and visualisation techniques you will be led though a series of gentle exercises designed to begin to uncover, reveal and strengthen your confidence in, your intuition and your creative self. 


For more info and books please email

Places are limited – group numbers are kept small.

Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

About the workshop leader:

Veronique Maria is passionate about creativity and enabling authentic self expression.

Veronique has worked in the arts since 1970’s. She makes her own art work (painting, performance, video, writing) and sees clients 1-2-1 for creativity coaching and artists mentoring.

She is currently researching the value of art to individuals and societies, exploring the processes of creating and perceiving art as being devotional practices which, with commitment, offer potentiality of becoming spiritual praxes.

She exhibits and sells internationally, and has work in publications and collections worldwide.

She has a BA (hons) in Art and Design, an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology, a professional training in psychotherapy,  and is a Leadership Graduate with CTI – The Coaches Training Institute (USA).

Veronique is passionate about the importance of authentic self expression and believes creative integrity  transforms health for individuals and societies.

Her dream is to create a residential retreat centre where everyone (artists and non artists alike) can go for ‘gently intensive hot house’ mentoring to explore their inner artist, and their truest most unbridled self expression in the context of being in service to others.
For further information about all areas of Veronique’s work –

For workshop bookings and coaching/mentoring enquiries –  email:

‘Orogeny’ (An artists profile video about Veronique Maria by Mark Birbeck/Last Bus) and ‘I Cannot Help How My Heart Feels’ (A video by Veronique Maria) will be screened at The Basement, Brighton as part of the Digital Festival on 28th September 2014.

TRANSMUTE, curated by CHROMA, and Stillpoint, gathers artists, dancers and critical thinkers working with digital technology to explore the visceral and the sensory.  What is communication in 2014? Digital technology is used to transmute data into new forms: how do we feel and understand this information? How can we evolve the way we use digital tools to interface with and be informed by our bodies and the wider ecosystem? How are artists, activists and educators using the digital to create, communicate, share knowledge and organise action?
The event borrows its creative theme and structure from the alchemical process of radical transformation. The night brings together people from various disciplines interested in imagining radical change in 2014. The night features talks on the environment, economics, activism, as well as experimental performances, installations and life drawing.

CHROMA director and artist Kate Genevieve (also PHD researcher at Sussex University) says ‘We’re inviting you to come and share your creative work, perspectives and ideas in the hope that gathering people together can catalyse imaginative shifts and strange transmutations.’

Transmute aims to be showing work which investigates the dialogue between the visceral and digital, explores sensory environments, emotion and affective realms, or raises questions around what communication is and how it can evolve.

Exhibition – MOVING PRACTICE, MOVING IMAGE  24th May – 21st June 2014

Veronique Maria 

Artist Talk & Workshop Saturday 14th June

Artist talk: 11am-12pm

Workshop: 1pm – 5pm


veroniqueThis exhibition from Veronique Maria marks the end of an 18 month research and development project: Moving Practice, Moving Image.  Between 2012-2014 Maria reviewed her entire art practice to date, in great detail and she particularly explored the way in which ritual, performance and film have played important roles throughout her career.

The exhibition will illustrate the artist’s journey from form to film, look back over the work she created between 1973-2013, and explore how performance and ritual has impacted on her work and life.

Examples of drawing, ceramics, and wood turning, earth work, installation, and fibre work, sculpture, performance, and painting will all sit beside her most recent work with the moving image.

Artist Talk & Workshop

Saturday 14th June

Artist talk: 11am-12pm

Workshop: 1pm – 5pm

Who’s it for:

Adults of all ages. No experience necessary. (Artists and non artists welcome)

Workshop – £10

Booking for workshop essential as places are limited.

Email: to book your place

By listening to our body, trusting our intuition, and accepting that we are a part of a greater whole beyond the individual self, and that we are held by these things, we can learn to surrender to the unknown and take greater risks in our lives. This workshop invites you to stretch beyond your comfort zone and live a little more dangerously in order to deepen your relationship with your self and the world you inhabit.

NB. Workshop content may include a short walk. If this is likely to be difficult for you please speak to the gallery before booking your place.



Philip Carr-Gomm writes about Veronique Maria on his blog:

Veronique Maria will join Anna Cosentine, Executive Director of the Taos Shortz Film Festival on Sante Fe Radio this friday 14th March to discuss the highlights of the festival.

You can listen to KSFR’s Cinema Scope on Friday from 6:30 to 7:00 PM (local time) and get more festival information at

Orogeny will be screened at the Taos Film Festival in Taos, New Mexico USA as part of their ArtScapes Program, on Sunday 23rd March 2014. There will be Q and A on stage after the screening.

The video ‘Orogeny’ has been selected by Taos Film Festival, New Mexico, USA to be screened in March 2014.

Out of over 900 entries, the video, which is about Veronique’s art work and ideas, filmed and directed by Mark Birbeck and edited by James Scott, was selected by the commitee to be one of the 100 films to be screened at the International Video Shorts event.