I think I was probably born with a pencil in my hand! Art has always been the strongest passion I have throughout my life. I studied an art foundation in Cambridge and Farnham. In my spare time I paint commissions, be it a pencil drawing, painting or a mural for a school (www.rebeccabenson.co.uk). I helped run our family business, a farm shop and restaurant in Hampshire (www.applegarthfarm.co.uk) for about 15 years until I decided to study a Masters in Psychotherapy with the Arts. I have been working in Dementia homes as a Placement Art Therapist which has been challenging yet incredibly rewarding. Next year I will start the Diploma for Counselling Teenagers. Creative Minds is the perfect next step to integrate everything that I have learned so far and continue making a difference in people’s lives.