About us


For more than 20 years Art & Soul has used creative activity to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of people living in south west London. Over that time it's run over 300 therapist-led art workshops and coordinated more than 20 exhibitions of participants' artworks. 

Based on UCL Museums Wellbeing Measures our workshops have  been shown to enhance wellbeing by 34% over each session.

Our Vision

Improve mental health and emotional wellbeing through the arts.

Our Mission

Provide creative workshops, exhibitions and events that actively help to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people of all ages in the local community.

How we got started 

Art & Soul initially began as “We can draw!” art classes organised by founding member Maggie Hughes, to support her husband Trevor after a stroke had left him with emotional challenges. In 1998 the name of the group changed to Art & Soul and the project evolved to include adults with a range of mental well-being and coping challenges. 


In June 2017 we became a registered charity (1173268) and welcomed Sir Vince Cable as our patron.

Our trustees

Liz Sokoski


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Loveday Shewell
Vice Chair

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Alastair Beveridge

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Rachel Tranter

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Our supporters


Art and Soul relies entirely on the generosity of the organisations that support us to fund all our activities.

Civic Pride, Richmond

Civic Pride Fund

Richmond Parish Lands Charity

Richmond Parish Lands Charity

Richmons Community Volunteer Service

Richmond Community Volunteer Service

The Cranfield Trust

The Cranfield


The Hampton Fund

The Hampton


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The Baring


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