16 Apr

Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg is an abstract artist, illustrator and a writer.  She began her writing career in film production where she was a production assistant. She has shop on Etsy  and she practices Person Centered Art Therapy skills. She has had a lifelong practice in art.

Zoe has published four adult fiction novellas and numerous children’s stories on the Amazon site. These reflect her love of Somerset. To find out more visit the blog below.

Marital status: Married to John Ainsworth

Three adult children, now independent of the family home.

Born 28th May 1946


1957 - 2002

Educated in the Midlands, went on in adult life to study with the Open University, and the West Midlands College of Higher Education in the Humanities which included as main disciplines, art history, film studies and literature.  Studied with Birkbeck College in London as a mature student and hold a Diploma with merit in Psychoanalytic Psychology. At the same time I took a part –time certificate course in City and Guilds Teaching Certificate for Adult Literacy and Person Centered Art Therapy skills (a counseling qualification). Holder of ECDL computer literacy.

Summary of qualifications

I now hold a Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychology from Birkbeck University - Merit

Studied to B.A. in Humanities

Post Graduate qualification - CAM Certificate in Public Relations

Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy skills

City and Guilds certificate in Literacy (Teaching Basic Skills)

ECDL – computer literacy

Illustration – Falmouth University – Certificate

Post Graduate qualification - CAM Certificate in Public Relations

Work experience Originally I lived in the Midlands. I went to live in London in 1987 and then retired to Somerseet in 2002. I have been married twice.

In London I worked as a production assistant in Film Division of COI a government department

I also have experience of fundraising, PA work, public relations, publicity. In the Central Office of Information I worked as both a video production assistant and for a period in personnel.1988-1998 I have a good telephone voice, which greatly assists in public relations work. After leaving the Civil Service on medical retirement due to a shoulder operation that went wrong, I then worked part time for three years with a charity called RADICLE,1998-2002 which provides relief accommodation for homeless young parents, and drop-in centres for the elderly. As a Quaker, I provided relief receptionist work at the Religious Society of Friends (Friends House, Euston Road) during 1999-2001.

I came to Taunton in 2002. Since I retired I have worked both as a volunteer and in a paid capacity with a variety of groups providing art and craft work and literacy. The groups included recovering mentally ill patients, heterosexual teenagers with AIDS, Mediation Somerset as a volunteer mediator and paid work in the office, Somerset Association for the Blind, working with partially sighted clients, among others. I can provide a full detailed CV of this work if required. I also hold a record of my supervised hours of therapy with Person Centered art therapy clients. I also take part in a writing group once per month. I have four published novels two romantic novels and 11 children’s books..

I am completely in accordance with equal opportunity in respect of

Ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability,

I try at all times to treat these issues with sensitivity and to

be observant of other people’s sensitivities without making assumptions.

Civil Service grades

Assistant Information Officer

Volunteer Work

Fundraiser for Purple Field Productions

Facilitator in Taunton Library in Creative Writing for Adults.Edit

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