Nadia Kingsley and Paul Kielty underwent Disability Equality training from DASH (Disabled Artists Shropshire) and received one-to-one mentoring with the acclaimed disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber.
They also received specialist mentoring on running workshops with participants with mental health issues, from the veteran workshop facilitator Emma Purshouse.
They ran digital art workshops at Derwen College - an award-winning residential college for students aged 18 to 25 with moderate-to-severe learning difficulties.
They also ran digital art workshops with award-winning Designs in Mind whose members are referred to them from the mental health services.
Along with 2 other artists they created their own digital artwork and showed ALL the artwork that had been produced within the project in a fully inclusive exhibition at Qube gallery, Oswestry, England.
They created and published an eBook (see Shop) to guide people starting out in digital art and support other creatives who want to run similar projects but aren’t sure how to.
These photographs show the efully inclusive digital art exhibition at Qube gallery, Oswestry in 2018. You will see that every artwork has been given a number so unless you looked at the catalogue provided you did not know who had created which piece of art, and whether that person was a participant at a workshop or an established artist.
Painting by Pixels Inclusive Digital Art Exhibiton
Mentor Emma Purshouse (left) with her International Rubery Award for Poetry - for Children
Paul Kielty always has a few pieces of Origami paper on his person, and he is always willing to show people how to make it.
More recently he has been formally employed to run workshops for adults, families, and children.
Everyone always comes out of his workshops with a smile on their face and one or two completed pieces of Origami in their hands.
Examples of several origami bunnies Paul can show you - ideal for Easter workshop
Dragon origami by Paul Kielty
Bull origami by Paul Kielty
Deer origami by Paul Kielty
Paul Kielty Origami workshop at Shrewsbury Flower Show 2019
Paul will provide an entertaining workshop for your children’s, adult or family programme
Paul can provide themed workshops for Wedding Favours, Christmas, Easter, Summer and more!
Paul can tell the Crane Story and show you how to make it
Our Own Creative Work
Both Paul Kielty and Nadia Kingsley love creating.
Please look at GALLERY for more of their work
What they are interested in creating as individuals changes over time - but they both are always driven by a desire to experiment, and stretch themselves.
has spent 15 years dedicated to the Art of Origami. He has learned how to foil his own paper and make his own new origami works. His ambition is to create a new piece completely from scratch - without using any of the methods currently in use to create the start of a piece.
He loves bright colours and is particularly interested in German Expressionist work. He favours working quickly. This takes a lot of preparation - mixing a palette of colour and observing very closely what he wants to paint - before he explodes onto the page or screen.
He loves making digital art, and has had his work exhibited, bought and commissioned including twice for the Welshpool Poetry Festival’s Childrens’ Poetry Competition.
He loves making animations.
He also loves writing and drawing cartoons.
He has a book called Matt Hazard: Return of the Naive which is endorsed by the acclaimed Hunt Emerson. Details here
He has been commissioned to make artwork for several books.
He is working on several ideas for childrens’ books.
He has a B.A.(Hons) degree in animation.
writes short stories and poems. These have won and been shortlisted in competitions, published in magazines and poetry pamphlets.
has thrown and decorated bowls, made handmade clay sculptural work, has exhibited and sold large-scale sculptures carved by her at a Brick factory.
She has exhibited surrealist photography in Brighton
She has had a knitted/ poetry/medical installation shown in London.
She loves naive art and outsider art and likes to describe her art as drawing and colouring-in. Though, recently, she has been experimenting with how to draw trees and capture landscapes in a way that satisfies her. She loves sludgey colours.
She has made digital art and had it exhibited, and has had her artwork included in books.
She has a B.A.(Hons) degree in Ceramics
She has an M.B.B.S. degree in medicine and worked as a family doctor (GP) in the centre of Cambridge before choosing a more creative life.
Paul’s funny frog cartoon commissioned for the cover of “Poetry on Frogs”
Nadia’s digital art blackbird for Diversifly book
A published sample of Nadia’s poetry - this one on environmental issues
Light flight animation
No Fly Zone by Paul Kielty
Cruise Control by Paul Kielty
In Spring 2019 Paul Kielty and Nadia Kingsley ran a wonderful Creative Weekend, along with nature lover and expert Sara Lanyon.
They plan to run half day, day and residential weekends that celebrate and embrace creativity, in the future.
Paul and Nadia need to create - and love sharing how they manage to on a daily basis
Nadia Kingsley is an experienced editor and runs the award-winning independent publishing house Fair Acre Press
#MeToo – a women’s anthology ~ WINNER of the Saboteur Awards Best Anthology; featured on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row; invited to hold events at a host of festivals and London Book Fair. Raising money for Women’s Aid and awareness and support for anyone who has endured sexual harassment or assault
This was shortlisted for BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Country Book of the Year; AND the Richard Jeffries Book of the Year Award
This WON the Saboteur’s Best Anthology Award, was featured on BBC4 Front Row, and invited to festivals throughout the UK
Nadia Kingsley is experienced and adores creating projects, applying for funding, running the projects; and collaborating with other creatives and with organisations and activity partners. Here are some of these projects: more details here
e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g: The History of the Universe in which Nadia along with another poet, a musician, and a Professor of Astrophysics created an immersive live performance in a mobile planetarium dome in which the audience lay on the floor with silent disco headphones on and also saw 360 degree images sourced from NASA and Hubble Telescope Institute.
E-X-P-A-N-D-I-N-G was supported using public funding by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.
in which Nadia wrote online blogs about the Urban birds in Britain’s towns and cities inspiring new art and poetry nationwide that culminated in a full colour book. She commissioned poems from poets not known for their nature poetry and who represented many different minority groups. She also interviewed and made podcasts with exceptional well-known Nature poets like the Poet Laureate of Wales Gillian Clarke.
DIVERSIFLY was supported using public funding by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.
“Inspired in Caersws” poetry and music Festival
Nadia wanted to celebrate Welsh poet John Ceiroig Hughes, who was station master at Caersws. She organised the Welsh children’s laureate to run a day’s workshop at the local primary school; asked Welsh speakers to read Ceiroig’s poems to flute accompaniment; invited the great Menna Elfyn and Robert Minhinnick to read their poetry in both Welsh and English; organised an Open Mike and an evening filled with music and dancing.
“Inspired in Caersws” was supported using public funding by ARTS COUNCIL WALES.
Painting By Pixels
A digital art participatory project in which Nadia and Paul received disability equality training and mentoring and ran workshops at Derwen College and Designs in Mind; while creating their own digital art. The project culminated with an eBook which helps people starting off making digital art on their mobile devices; and a fully inclusive exhibition.
Painting By Pixels was supported using public funding by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.
in which Nadia wrote online blogs about four species: spiders, stinging nettles, grey squirrels and frogs which inspired new work in poetry and art and culminated in four eBooks. She also interviewed and made podcasts with both nature experts and poets. As part of this project Fair Acre Press received funding to buy a new mac computer and state-of-the-art publishing software.
MALIGNED SPECIES was supported using public funding by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.
Live performance with audience lying on floor with silent disco headphones, and 360 visuals
Culmination of project with blogs, podcasts and commissioned work, with open submissions
A collaborative poetry/music festival project managed and hosted by Nadia
Nadia and Paul were lead artists in this digital art project
Blogs and podcasts inspired participants to submit poetry to 4 eBooks
Coming Soon - Guitar lessons
Paul Kielty adores playing the guitar - and has been playing since a very young age.
He has played in all kinds of bands.
He spends hours practising and playing purely for the thrill of it.
He brings the same enthusaiasm of sharing and encouraging and making things as easy and as fun for participants and students to his guitar lessons, as he does with all workshops he runs.
He can give you a private lesson or if you prefer to learn with a friend or a group just let him know.
Paul is your RIGHT HAND MAN for guitar lessons - and is equally good with his left!