Penelope Orfanoudaki
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Founder. With career changes and multiple countries moves, I experienced excitement and fulfillment but also fear, sadness, and insecurity. Dealing with difficult emotions has been both disorienting and frustrating. Studying art therapy was my way to help myself. It was a powerful and profound experience! It brought insights and positive change. Introducing Artful Retreats is the distillation of this personal process.


Helping people who care to support own mental health and achieve positive change is now a passion. I am an art therapist and a post grad in Neuroscience and Psychology of Mental Health. I worked in Singapore with unprivileged children in hospice and child care. In Hong Kong I was the art therapist of Ebenezer, the national school for the blind. In Stockholm, my Creative Painting courses at Folkuniversitetet for adults were regular sold outs for 4 years.

In Artful Retreats we join forces with some amazing people from around the world to create these programs. International art therapists, artists, tender hearted yoga instructors and delicious food makers.

Romny Vandoros
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Romny is qualified internationally as an artist and Art Therapist and is the principle therapist at ArtFull Therapy in Sydney, Australia. She runs a private practice and also offers a mobile art therapy service, working with clients at home or in medical facilities. Her areas of focus are compromised health, loss, disability and relationships. Romny is passionate about art, art making and the healing power of creativity.


She has an established and successful private art therapy practise in Sydney supporting children, adolescents and adults. Her passion to support the elderly with art therapy brought her to Sydney's Memory Innovation Centre where she curates specialised programs for people living with dementia.

Her experience has led her to co-facilitate an ongoing creative group for people with Stroke and she often assists in the curatorship of exhibitions of clients' art work. She is available for individual or group sessions; to give presentations on Art Therapy, to facilitate corporate workshops and co-facilitate art retreats.