ABOUT DEBBIE DOUEZ BSc NUTRITION, DVATI

Making art has profoundly changed me.  It's helped connect to my most authentic self and provided me with an expression that has become essential to my well being.   I’ve learned through experience that art heals us quite naturally. It’s soothing and helps us feel better when our emotions are getting the best of us.  When therapeutic art making is done with intention and in the presence of a qualified art therapist, the results can be quite dramatic.  The final work can give us insights into ourselves and our life situation. It can help us heal our traumas and find creative solutions to our problems. 

 

In my private practice, I work predominantly with: 

  • children

  • parents

  • women in major life transitions

  • other therapists 

 

In the community, I lead a variety of themed workshops . I also offer business coaching and workshops to therapists interested in starting up their own practice and I sit on the board of the Esquimalt Township Community Arts Council, helping to bring more culture and arts programming to our community.

 

I have focused on health and well being my entire life. In addition to my postgraduate Art Therapy diploma, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, have studied art for 6 years in Spain and New York, and worked for over 20 years in business as a marketer, a mentor, and consultant to a great many clients.  I have shown my art professionally in a number of solo and group shows and produced over 50 short films.  Last year I was the producer of a full-length documentary about traumatized kids in the school system called "Skids" which will soon be shown on Optic TV.  I have a yoga teacher training certificate from the Salt Spring Center of Yoga and received in-depth training in psycho-drama, Tibetan Bowl sound therapy, and Vipassana meditation while living in Spain.  I currently live and work in the beautiful waterfront community of Esquimalt, BC.

 

 

"Image and meaning are identical: and as the former takes shape, so the latter becomes clear." MacLagan (2005)

Experience

Education  

  • BSc, Guelph University, 1991

  • Executive Management Development Program, Simon Fraser University. 2001

  • Yoga Teachers Training Certificate, Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, November 2002

  • Facilitation and Leadership Skills, The Justice Institute.  2003

  • Spanish Language, University of Valladolid, Spain.  2004

  • Arts Student League of New York. 2007

  • Valladolid Fine Art School.  2008

  • DVATI, Vancouver Art Therapy Institute 2018

 

Art Therapy Practicums

  • Lord Roberts Elementary School: Fall 2017

  • Geroge Jay Elementary: Winter/Spring 2018

  • Victoria Native Friendship Centre: Winter-Summer 2018

  • Quadra Village Summer Camp Program:  Summer 2018

 

Work History

  • Board member for the Esquimalt Township Community Arts Council: Current

  • Documentary Producer for SKIDS,  Barbershop Films: April 2017 - Present

  • Consultant / VP Strategy, Discourse Media: April 2015 - February 2017

  • Director of Marketing and Development, Museum of Vancouver:  January 2013 - March 2015

  • Owner, Video 4 Web Productions: November 2010 - March 2014

  • Marketing Specialist, Minerva Foundation: April 2012 - March 2013

  • Consultant, Intrawest (Madrid, Spain): 2004 - 2006

  • Director CRM Development, Intrawest: 2002 - 2004

  • VP Card Programs, Ernex Marketing Technologies: 1997 - 2001

 

Art Projects & Festivals

Selected for TEQNIK Abstract Art Fair, Victoria Arts Council - November 2018

Symbol and Language in art, Victoria Arts Council - September 2018 

Esquimalt Arts Festival - Summer 2018

Reconciliation Art Project:  April - October 2017

 

Individual Art Shows

  • Mujer (Woman)  Sala Cultural de Caja España, Valladolid Spain.  2009

  • Mujer (Woman)  Sala de Exposiciones Mauro Muriedas, Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain. 2008

  • Vuelta a la inocencia. (Returning to Innocence) LaSala Cigüeñuela, Valladolid Spain.  2008

 

Collective Shows:

  • EXQUISITE CORPSE VIDEO PROJECT, Volume 3

 

  • Human Emotion Project: 2008-2009

A collective of over 100 video artists from all over the world using video to explore human emotion.

 

Showings:

Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne Australia 2009

Brancaleone Club, Rome, Italy.  2009

LaSala Art Gallery, Cigüeñuela Spain.2009

Ceramic Museum, Caldas-da-Rainha, Portugal 2009

Sguardi Sonori Festival of Media and Time Based Art, Italy, 2009

Fest I Nova, Villa Garikula, Georgia, 2009

Formverk Art Space, Eskilstuna, Sweden, 2009

Optica Festival, Cordova Spain, Paris France and Madrid, Spain.  2009

Valby Kulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2009

Portuguese Bookshop Gallery, Macau, China. 2009

Loop Festival, Video Dia Loghi.  Centre for Contemporary Art in Torino, Italy.  2009

 

  • Vitruvian Woman Video Installation Project

A multimedia sculpture created by 34 artists from around the world inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's sketch, The Vitruvian Man.

 

Showings:

Formverk Art Space, Eskilstuna, Sweeden.  2009

Loop Festival, Video Dia Loghi.  Centre for Contemporary Art in Torino, Italy.  2009

 

  • Javier Busetlo Colaboraciones.  Multiple locations through Caja España in Castillia Leon, Spain.  2010

  • Bocallave Trilogia:  Sala de Exposiciones de la ayuntamiento de Esquevillas de Esgueva, Spain.  2009

  • A Pedir de Boca, Palacio Pimentel, Valladolid, Spain.  2008 and 2009

  • Artate. LaSala Art Gallery, Cigüeñuela Spain.2009

  • Veo que me Ves. LaSala Art Gallery, Cigüeñuela Spain.2008

  • El Juego de la Boca.  Patio Herreriano, Contemporary Art Museum, Valladolid, Spain.  La Villa del Libro, Urueña, Spain, Palacio Pimental, Valladolid, Spain.  2008

  • Parentesis.  Sala de Exposiciones del Teatro Calderon, Valladolid, Spain. 2008

  • De Boca en Boca.  LaSala Art Gallery, Cigüeñuela Spain.2007.  Palacio Pimentel, Valladolid Spain.  2008.  Caja Espana, Ponferrada, Spain.  2008.  Caja España Leon.  2008.  Caja España Palencia. 2008.  Caja España Zamora 2008.

  • Student Show, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, The Arts Student League, Manhattan, New York. 2007.

  • I am greatful, the exhibit.  44 Water St.  Vancouver, Canada.  2004

EXPERIENCE

Education  

  • BSc, Guelph University, 1991

  • Executive Management Development Program, Simon Fraser University. 2001

  • Yoga Teachers Training Certificate, Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, November 2002

  • Facilitation and Leadership Skills, The Justice Institute.  2003

  • Spanish Language, University of Valladolid, Spain.  2004

  • Arts Student League of New York. 2007

  • Valladolid Fine Art School.  2008

  • DVATI, Vancouver Art Therapy Institute 2018

 

Art Therapy Practicums

  • Lord Roberts Elementary School: Fall 2017

  • Geroge Jay Elementary: Winter/Spring 2018

  • Victoria Native Friendship Centre: Winter-Summer 2018

  • Quadra Village Summer Camp Program:  Summer 2018

 

Work History

  • Board member for the Esquimalt Township Community Arts Council: Current

  • Documentary Producer for SKIDS,  Barbershop Films: April 2017 - Present

  • Consultant / VP Strategy, Discourse Media: April 2015 - February 2017

  • Director of Marketing and Development, Museum of Vancouver:  January 2013 - March 2015

  • Owner, Video 4 Web Productions: November 2010 - March 2014

  • Marketing Specialist, Minerva Foundation: April 2012 - March 2013

  • Consultant, Intrawest (Madrid, Spain): 2004 - 2006

  • Director CRM Development, Intrawest: 2002 - 2004

  • VP Card Programs, Ernex Marketing Technologies: 1997 - 2001

 

Art Projects & Festivals

Selected for TEQNIK Abstract Art Fair, Victoria Arts Council - November 2018

Symbol and Language in art, Victoria Arts Council - September 2018 

Esquimalt Arts Festival - Summer 2018

Reconciliation Art Project:  April - October 2017

 

Individual Art Shows

  • Mujer (Woman)  Sala Cultural de Caja España, Valladolid Spain.  2009

  • Mujer (Woman)  Sala de Exposiciones Mauro Muriedas, Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain. 2008

  • Vuelta a la inocencia. (Returning to Innocence) LaSala Cigüeñuela, Valladolid Spain.  2008

 

Collective Shows:

  • EXQUISITE CORPSE VIDEO PROJECT, Volume 3

 

  • Human Emotion Project: 2008-2009

A collective of over 100 video artists from all over the world using video to explore human emotion.

 

Showings:

Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne Australia 2009

Brancaleone Club, Rome, Italy.  2009

LaSala Art Gallery, Cigüeñuela Spain.2009

Ceramic Museum, Caldas-da-Rainha, Portugal 2009

Sguardi Sonori Festival of Media and Time Based Art, Italy, 2009

Fest I Nova, Villa Garikula, Georgia, 2009

Formverk Art Space, Eskilstuna, Sweden, 2009

Optica Festival, Cordova Spain, Paris France and Madrid, Spain.  2009

Valby Kulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2009

Portuguese Bookshop Gallery, Macau, China. 2009

Loop Festival, Video Dia Loghi.  Centre for Contemporary Art in Torino, Italy.  2009

 

  • Vitruvian Woman Video Installation Project

A multimedia sculpture created by 34 artists from around the world inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's sketch, The Vitruvian Man.

 

Showings:

Formverk Art Space, Eskilstuna, Sweeden.  2009

Loop Festival, Video Dia Loghi.  Centre for Contemporary Art in Torino, Italy.  2009

 

  • Javier Busetlo Colaboraciones.  Multiple locations through Caja España in Castillia Leon, Spain.  2010

  • Bocallave Trilogia:  Sala de Exposiciones de la ayuntamiento de Esquevillas de Esgueva, Spain.  2009

  • A Pedir de Boca, Palacio Pimentel, Valladolid, Spain.  2008 and 2009

  • Artate. LaSala Art Gallery, Cigüeñuela Spain.2009

  • Veo que me Ves. LaSala Art Gallery, Cigüeñuela Spain.2008

  • El Juego de la Boca.  Patio Herreriano, Contemporary Art Museum, Valladolid, Spain.  La Villa del Libro, Urueña, Spain, Palacio Pimental, Valladolid, Spain.  2008

  • Parentesis.  Sala de Exposiciones del Teatro Calderon, Valladolid, Spain. 2008

  • De Boca en Boca.  LaSala Art Gallery, Cigüeñuela Spain.2007.  Palacio Pimentel, Valladolid Spain.  2008.  Caja Espana, Ponferrada, Spain.  2008.  Caja España Leon.  2008.  Caja España Palencia. 2008.  Caja España Zamora 2008.

  • Student Show, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, The Arts Student League, Manhattan, New York. 2007.

  • I am greatful, the exhibit.  44 Water St.  Vancouver, Canada.  2004

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