I am a freelance artist working in film, printmaking, installation and participatory practice. I studied Textile Design at Bradford University, and subsequently co-founded design and print Co-operative Pinkfish. Later I worked in Further and Adult Education teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, in Leicester and Art & Design, at Shrewsbury College, while developing my own practice through an MA in Fine Art, at Staffordshire University. Co-founder and director of Participate Contemporary Artspace CIC, in Shrewsbury, I have focused on outreach, developing Participate’s Summer Artschool, and I am an Arts award assessor. My current work, The Beat of the Butterflies’ Wings (2016-19) is an inter-generational project, supported by Arts Council, England, that reflects on lessons to be learnt from nature and the importance of self-expression, initiating a conversation about peace. I am also a member of re:collect; artists using contemporary art in a heritage context. I am interested in how creativity, communication and our connection with the natural world affect mental health and wellbeing. I am a Reiki and Shiatsu practitioner, which helps to provide a channel for communication inviting playfulness and sharing, through creative practice. www.jillimpey.co.uk @JillImpey https://www.facebook.com/TheBeatoftheButterfliesWings/ instagram: jillimpey Shrewsbury, Shropshire