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Meet the team

Since 2011, Creative Waves has developed and grown consistently with each project.

A natural synergy connects the two co-founders, Nadia and Nessy, with a shared vision, energy

and passion to create, manage & produce inspiring, inclusive projects for all to enjoy. 


"We’re very proud of our small team and extremely grateful to our volunteers

who contribute their own energy and skills to our success."

Vanessa Breen

Co-Founder. Director.

Artist, Designer. Practitioner. Project Manager

Nessy previously worked as a designer, project manager after completing her degree in Design at Staffordshire University. Passionate & keen to inspire others to explore their creative sides & spend more time in natural environments.

Nessy regularly exhibit's her artwork, working in a variety of media, drawing inspiration from the natural world which she loves exploring on her travels & adventures.

Nadia Chalk

Co-Founder. Director.

Artist, Illustrator, Designer. Educator. Mentor

Studied fashion illustration at Epsom School of Art and Design. She enjoys inspiring & teaching children & adults to experiment with numerous materials, giving them the opportunity to fall in love with creative thoughts and processes.

Nadia specialises in portraiture & 

sculptural pieces made with found materials inspired by the coast


Shona Macdonald


Multi-media Artist, Arts Practitioner

A multi media artist whose artworks explore different aspects of the human psyche, wildlife & the environment. Shona has a background in sculpture & illustration, specialising in collagraph printmaking, combining her textural prints with sculptural papercutting techniques. She holds a degree in Fine Art from Middlesex University & has worked across a range of creative industries as a storyboard artist, propmaker & illustrator.

Claire Lemmon

Artist, Musician, Arts Practitioner

Claire trained in Art & Anthropology at Goldsmiths. She's fascinated by people & customs & loves to work in the community, with alternatively educated people & members of the neuro diverse community, those in schools & at festivals. She's been using recyclable materials for ages in her art sessions,& is enthusiastic about pretty much everything....


Nadia & Nessy; Creative Waves Co-Founders & Directors

" We aim to inspire people and inject art into the community by collaborating and sharing our wealth of experience, talent & creativity. We are problem solvers - bringing different perspectives to each project. "

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