Affiliates

The following people have completed a Three-Year Apprenticeship Program with Stewart Cubley and Annie Rousseau. As affiliates, these process painting instructors are equipped with the tools and experience to facilitate individuals and groups based on the methods developed by The Painting Experience.

Aziza Balle

Affiliate (website)

I was first introduced to process painting in 2007 and since then it has been an essential part of my life. As an elementary and high school counselor I’d used art therapeutically with kids, as a means of centering and exploration. With process painting I came to more deeply appreciate and value the experience of creating. This way of painting is a great teacher: I’m offered a gazillion opportunities to align with a dimension of myself that is not: not the critical one, the judge or controlling one, the one who wants and wants and wants. Instead, I learn to move and flow with the “is-ness” of my being, embracing my energy and feelings and respecting the unknown. This method of self-exploration enriches all aspects of my living and I delight in sharing it with others.  

A photo of Aziza Balle, one of our affiliate process painting instructors
A photo of Aziza Balle, one of our affiliate process painting instructors

Aziza Balle

Affiliate (website)

I was first introduced to process painting in 2007 and since then it has been an essential part of my life. As an elementary and high school counselor I’d used art therapeutically with kids, as a means of centering and exploration. With process painting I came to more deeply appreciate and value the experience of creating. This way of painting is a great teacher: I’m offered a gazillion opportunities to align with a dimension of myself that is not: not the critical one, the judge or controlling one, the one who wants and wants and wants. Instead, I learn to move and flow with the “is-ness” of my being, embracing my energy and feelings and respecting the unknown. This method of self-exploration enriches all aspects of my living and I delight in sharing it with others.  

Lydia Marshall

Affiliate (website)

I have a B.A. in studio arts and a M.A. in architecture. I discovered The Painting Experience in 2007 after decades of practicing residential architecture. I was transported by its immediacy, delighted by the opportunity to play freely, and deeply moved by its power to engage the inner life. I believe that process painting is an antidote for rigidity and an opportunity to nourish our creative spirit. Through my life’s work I’ve learned that no one is devoid of creative impulse, but we are often shy or afraid to give our desires life and form. As a facilitator, I am honored to be present with others as they discover their inner images, energies, and stories — and I bring a deep love and respect for the artist that lives in each of us.

Lydia Marshall | Painting Experience Affiliate
Lydia Marshall | Painting Experience Affiliate

Lydia Marshall

Affiliate (website)

I have a B.A. in studio arts and a M.A. in architecture. I discovered The Painting Experience in 2007 after decades of practicing residential architecture. I was transported by its immediacy, delighted by the opportunity to play freely, and deeply moved by its power to engage the inner life. I believe that process painting is an antidote for rigidity and an opportunity to nourish our creative spirit. Through my life’s work I’ve learned that no one is devoid of creative impulse, but we are often shy or afraid to give our desires life and form. As a facilitator, I am honored to be present with others as they discover their inner images, energies, and stories — and I bring a deep love and respect for the artist that lives in each of us.

Caroline McCartie

Affiliate (website)

I’ve worked as a graphic designer, art teacher, co-founder & director of a community art center. I was a residential volunteer at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where I also worked as a yoga instructor and program coordinator for Yoga Teacher Training. My study of health and nutrition led to a three-year position as a private chef. Finally, craving connection to a part of myself that no healing modality or outward experience had yet reached, I landed at a Painting Experience workshop. Standing in front of the blank white page with brush in hand, I was introduced to the experience of creative freedom and I’ve never looked back. I’m committed to growing as a facilitator of this work and I’m passionate about the wide-open possibilities of the ever-expanding process arts community.

A photo of Caroline McCartie, Painting Experience Office Manager and Affiliate Instructor
A photo of Caroline McCartie, Painting Experience Office Manager and Affiliate Instructor

Caroline McCartie

Affiliate (website)

I’ve worked as a graphic designer, art teacher, co-founder & director of a community art center. I was a residential volunteer at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, where I also worked as a yoga instructor and program coordinator for Yoga Teacher Training. My study of health and nutrition led to a three-year position as private chef. Finally, craving connection to a part of myself that no healing modality or outward experience had yet reached, I landed at a Painting Experience workshop. Standing in front of the blank white page with brush in hand, I was introduced to the experience of creative freedom and I’ve never looked back. I’m committed to growing as a facilitator of this work and I’m passionate about the wide-open possibilities of the ever-expanding process arts community.

Anne Pechovnik

Affiliate (website)

I have been facilitating individuals and assisting and leading creativity workshops in my home studio since 2012. I am a certified SoulCollage Facilitator and am an affiliate facilitator with Stewart Cubley of The Painting Experience. As a nurse, I have a background in human development and psychology. I also bring a lifetime of experience as a mother and partner for over 20 years. I have practiced and taught mindfulness for a decade as a Zen practitioner. I experience art as a spiritual practice, a necessary part of an integrated life. Through process painting, SoulCollage and visual journalling, I touch into previously unconscious, unrecognized aspects of my life. I see ways that I fall short of my best and identify untapped resources. These practices afford not just insight but opportunities to exercise new and underdeveloped ways of being.

A photo of Anne Pechovnik, one of our affiliate process painting instructors
A photo of Anne Pechovnik, one of our affiliate process painting instructors

Anne Pechovnik

Affiliate (website)

I have been facilitating individuals and assisting and leading creativity workshops in my home studio since 2012. I am a certified SoulCollage Facilitator and am an affiliate facilitator with Stewart Cubley of The Painting Experience. As a nurse, I have a background in human development and psychology. I also bring a lifetime of experience as a mother and partner for over 20 years. I have practiced and taught mindfulness for a decade as a Zen practitioner. I experience art as a spiritual practice, a necessary part of an integrated life. Through process painting, SoulCollage and visual journalling, I touch into previously unconscious, unrecognized aspects of my life. I see ways that I fall short of my best and identify untapped resources. These practices afford not just insight but opportunities to exercise new and underdeveloped ways of being.

Molly Siddoway King

Affiliate (website)

I arrived at process painting via a circuitous route as an elementary school teacher, outward bound instructor and course director, yoga teacher and recently retired psychotherapist. I attended my first Painting Experience workshop in 2006 and kept coming back. When not process painting, I enjoy writing, reading, drawing, practicing yoga, meditating and being out in the natural world. I am particularly interested in the kinship between process painting, introspection and mindfulness practice. These three practices share similar priorities of focused attention, watching our thoughts and the ways in which we get in our own way. For each of us, the experience of process painting is unique. For me, the practice of quiet, deep listening is profound. Add to that an intention to take time to create every day, and the doors of possibility are thrown wide open. Process painting enlivens me and overflows joyously through sharing it with others.

A photo of Molly Siddoway King, one of our affiliate process painting instructors
A photo of Molly Siddoway King, one of our affiliate process painting instructors

Molly Siddoway King

Affiliate (website)

I arrived at process painting via a circuitous route as an elementary school teacher, outward bound instructor and course director, yoga teacher and recently retired psychotherapist. I attended my first Painting Experience workshop in 2006 and kept coming back. When not process painting, I enjoy writing, reading, drawing, practicing yoga, meditating and being out in the natural world. I am particularly interested in the kinship between process painting, introspection and mindfulness practice. These three practices share similar priorities of focused attention, watching our thoughts and the ways in which we get in our own way. For each of us, the experience of process painting is unique. For me, the practice of quiet, deep listening is profound. Add to that an intention to take time to create every day, and the doors of possibility are thrown wide open. Process painting enlivens me and overflows joyously through sharing it with others.

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