As the owner of Jenni Eden Artist in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, I am a visual artist and the creator of Planting Positivity life coaching workshops. My main focus is on helping others live their lives as well as I am living mine. I also want to sell paintings and books in order to be able to help people who need my guidance.
Since I started painting in 2003, my popularity has soared with clients from different backgrounds around the world. At one point, I had an 18-month waiting list for portraits. Then I began to paint images of camels and quickly had a waiting list for those paintings, too!
After ten years, I stopped taking commissions and took a break. Now my artwork is sold across the globe from Canada and New Zealand to Ireland and the United States.
I have a great day every day and actively analyse the thinking that I am doing. By having coping mechanisms in place to avoid the negative thoughts I am prone to, I stay in positive. This results in energetic healing that has a huge impact on people.
Starting out as a primary school teacher, I helped children learn, my main emphasis was on developing self-esteem and independence. Now, I love guiding all kinds of people to improve their lives and I honestly derive immense pleasure from it. With my art and life coaching, I want to inspire people to be grateful and stay positive.
My art features a variety of styles because I have never limited myself to one form of expression. I embrace the eclectic side of my personality. For many years, I was made to feel it was wrong to have variety: As they say, "Jack of all trades, master of none." I never could keep to one style of writing, one colour, or one mode of expression. When I was younger, I was passionate about being a dancer, a singer, an actor or an artist, different moods meant, different days I would have one aspect take precedence.
When I decided to embrace the different passions of mine, I found that what happened was a coming together, a convergence where I could use my art to paint a dancer whilst singing and dancing my head off around the canvas, all while fully expressing my love of colour. Part of the day I could teach children drama and use my evenings to sing in a band. I could do it all!
I have actually changed the lives of people I have worked with. For example, one day an acquaintance of mine came to me and asked me to talk to a friend of hers. I was very busy with numerous projects, but she was very desperate and so I met with her friend for an hour or so. Eight months later, I heard from her again; she had turned her life around and was living in a different country, following her dream, she was so much happier. These stories are so rewarding for me.