Sheila Darcey’s mission of elevating art as a tool for healing started with personal commitment she made to sketch daily and post her sketches on Instagram through the handle, SketchPoetic. Through this platform, she connects the benefits of art with the therapeutic nature of mindfulness and relaxation. She also promotes the exchange of ideas and energy through her global art collaborations. Through a series of collaborations with other artists, practitioners, and therapists, Sheila developed and refined SketchPoetic to unlock, express, and release emotions rather than edit or repress them. After only two years, she began to realize the power SketchPoetic as a tool for reflection, self-care, and healing and it has grown to become a catalyst for personal transformation within herself and others. Sheila has 20+ years as a facilitator, coach, and consultant in the technology and digital agency space. Her work with Fortune 500 companies informs her understanding of what drives transformative growth in individuals and teams. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with a minor in Art History from the University of Memphis and certification Social Emotional Arts (SEA) from UCLA.