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Meet the team

Since 2011, Creative Waves has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of our small team and our volunteers and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success.


Vanessa Breen

Co-Founder. Director.

Artist, Designer. Practitioner. Project Manager

Vanessa (Nessy) Breen, studied Design at Staffordshire University and has extensive experience working commercially as a designer and project manager, previously working for a corporate art company. Passionate and keen to inspire others to explore their artistic ideas, she loves the rewarding nature of community projects.

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 and teaching children and adults to experiment with numerous materials, giving them the opportunity to fall in love with creative thoughts and processes.

Nadia specialises in portraiture and 

sculptural pieces made with found materials inspired by the coast

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. "