Prophetic Artist, Teacher & Writer
Wendy Manzo has a mandate to release joy and freedom into your painting process. She is renowned for guiding each student with individual care according to his/her passion and skill level. Her art workshops are an opportunity to see and paint with a broader understanding of how to tap into your creative intuition and personal expression. She will help you develop sensitivity to what the Spirit of God is saying to you and through your artwork. Wendy’s passion is to see transformation in people’s lives as healing is released through prophetic art. You will be empowered to create art that impacts mind, body and spirit. Wendy continues to mentor and encourage emerging artists long after your workshop has finished.
As a respected leader in Australian art worship, Wendy has 28+ years experience in ministry, including 8 years leading the art worship team and mentoring visual artists for DaySpring Church, Sydney, and over 19 years as an exhibiting expressionist artist. Wendy is one of a small number of live prophetic speed-painters in the world. Wendy is dedicated to releasing spiritually powerful art into our communities and culture.
Wendy is currently commencing PhD research and completing a Master of Arts in Visual Art. She holds a Master of Arts (Christian Studies), GradCert in Teaching (2020), Bachelor of Ministry (2019), Bachelor Media and Communications (2021), Diploma of Ministry (2016), DaySpring School of Supernatural Ministry (2011), In Christ’s Image Training (2004), CCC Diploma of Ministry (1990) and Diploma of Gemmology (F.G.A.A.)
Counsellor, Educator & Trainer
Andy Hamish Smith has a wealth of experience in counselling, education and leadership development spanning over four decades. Working with people from all walks of life, and extensively in the fields of community services, health, education, social enterprise, case management, human resources and corporate business sectors, Andy brings into the art workshops the valuable element of security and support in an emotionally safe environment. His passion is to see people set free and live knowing who they are, what they want to do and how to do it.
Specialising in self-awareness, confidence building and personal development, Andy provides many life-changing ‘ah-haa’ moments in our Prophetic Art Workshops, along with an unassuming sense of humour that keeps the day light and fun. At Creative Hearts Art Retreats, Andy develops individual creative wellness plans for each guest. Andy understands the creative personality and spent 15 years in the music industry as a musician, band manager and music copyist for live television (Channel 9, 2, 10 and Young Talent Time).
Andy is currently studying a Masters of Social Welfare. He holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science (Counseling), Grad Diploma HR Training and Organisation Development, and Cert IV Workplace Assessor. His work includes CEO Youth At Risk Oz; Dept. Juvenile Justice, VIC; Educator in remote indigenous communities; and Assessor for Australian Institute of Professional Counselors.