"My vision with art is to induce positive emotions and radiate inspiration with every brush stroke, to expose the creativity in everyone. A feeling always inspires me; my favorites to draw from are love, peace, gratitude and happiness. "
Taisha Teal Wayrynen was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Taisha’s home life has been art focused since the day she was born. Her mother, a talented artist, raised Taisha and her siblings in an environment enriched with art. Playtime involved every type of artistic medium they could get their hands on, including, oil paints, acrylic, water color, pastel, glass stains, spray paint, pottery with a home kiln, photography, Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and cake decorating. Taisha has experimented with them all, which allowed her to develop a rich tool kit that she continues to experiment with and add to.
Taisha is a certified Art Therapist, Artist and professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. She has a BA in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, an Art Therapy Diploma from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, and is currently continuing studies at Emily Carr University as an Artist. Taisha follows an ethical framework and understands that no single approach is the right one and respects the uniqueness of each individual. She believes that one of the most important elements in making therapy successful is to build a relationship based on trust and in turn create a “safe space” for her clients. Through this space, clients are able to improve their mental, emotional and physical health while strengthening themselves and others.
While Art Therapy is a relatively new and emerging method, art has been used as a form of expression since the beginning of human history. It helps us understand the world, both past and present. It also helps us to imagine, express and communicate our emotions and ideas.
Taisha’s mission is to help individuals reach their healing goals through art creation, self-reflection, positive empowerment and healthy behaviours.