Sandy Cousens at home in her art studio at Sanctuary Cove Marine Village, Gold Coast


Creating The Calm Studio was not only a way for me to help others tap into their innate creativity to help them shine, but it also keeps me accountable on practicing what I preach.

Creativity it what keeps me calm.  It's a form of mindfulness and meditation that I do daily to relax, feel in control and makes me a happier person all round.

There's been countless studies proving how powerful tapping into our innate creativity can be.  It's why I'm constantly studying art therapy and expanding this part of my practise.  This year will see me receive my Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy as I always want to expand my practise and ways of thinking.


What do you do daily to create?  Even if it's five minutes a day, such as journalling, that is a form of creativity and expression.

A brief bio of me:

I have been creating all my life and professionally for 20 years. I started my journey painting murals and progressed to opening a retail outlet, an award winning interior design business, retailing my art collections and The Calm Studio.

From my studio at the Sanctuary Cove Marine Village I curate and host weekly workshops, teach private art lessons and curate a teen (10-17 years) weekly arts program to help them shine through their creativity.  I also love working in the corporate sector and have had the joy of working with corporate clients such as the Intercontinental Hotel Group and Mulpha Australia.

I also run a successful interior design consulting practise and am grateful to have my books full with clients based in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

My love of nature is evident in all that I create whether that is through my art, workshops or interior design clients.



Sandy Cousens with a recent clients art commission she completed of the Whitsundays

Sandy Cousens interior design master bedroom

Sandy Cousens finished art commission for a client representing their grandchildren

Sandy Cousens loves curating and hosting art programs for 8 to 80 year olds