Mandy Nicholson

Creative Retreats

What is the cost of NOT Unlocking Your

✅ If you are feeling confused about the direction you want your life to go in.

✅ You feel like you are not good enough compared to other creatives.

✅ If you feel like an imposter in your life… then this message is just for you.


Here’s why…

  • There’s a way you can enjoy feeling confident and self-assured for the life ahead.

  • Embrace your uniqueness and stop comparing yourself to others!

  • Unlock your creative genius and use it fully!

  • Realise your true potential and live the life of your dreams.

You need to realise, there is a cost to not dealing with this…

If You Don’t Do Something About It, 
It Just Gets Worse!

What most people do when facing their imposter syndrome is retreat inwards and let those mind monkeys play havoc… you lack the clarity to see the next step… you feel confused about the direction you want your life to go in…you are full of motivation one minute and doubting your skills the next…

But for most people, none of that works or drives you forward with your creative know-how.


  • The primary problem is caused by the thoughts and words of others!

  • Other people making you feel not good enough.

  • Self-doubt and the good old ‘Imposter Syndrome’ kicks in.

  • You end up with that lack of clarity and self-belief!

  • And finally, you probably end up with more doubts about your creative ability because you listen to them all!


And what happens if you just do nothing? If you just keep doing what you’ve been doing? Listening and convincing yourself you are not good enough!

You keep getting more and more miserable… until one day you will realise that you have missed the creative boat in life and you will be filled with regret and thinking ‘if only I tried’.


How I Unleashed My Creative Genius

I’ve got an answer that works!

Here’s the story: I tried everything out there, just like you. Hey, I was you!

And then one day I realised I could be creative and make money too!

Long story short – I used all my life skills and turned that into my business that I have today!

Apart from my coaching of creative women and showing them how to make more money in their creative businesses, I also run week long Creative Retreats here at The Art Bank, Dalbeattie on the gorgeous West Coast of Scotland.

I am Mandy Nicholson, and I am a Creative Genius Consultant, Artist, Author, and the owner of The Art Bank Creative Retreats in Dalbeattie on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland.

I help creative women who have locked their creativity away for way to long to release its power now and put it to work in their lives.

What would it feel like to escape from your responsibilities and routines for a whole week and lose yourself in a world of creativity?

At The Art Bank, we know you’re the kind of people who want to make changes and live your best life. More and more over the last couple of years, people have realised they have to make changes to realise their full potential.
As I said, ten years ago I was you.  Now, look at me!
Suddenly being a creative opened up a whole new world for me and I have never looked back.
The one thing that was crucial: I practice what I preach.  Not only do I talk the talk, but I also walk the walk and continue to do so.

The Art Bank Dalbeattie is more than just a week away, it is an experience of a lifetime! 

It will unleash the creative genius in you and it’s a place where special bonds are made and amazing things happen!

It Worked For These Awesome Creatives, And 
It Will Work For You

I will let my past creative ladies speak for themselves here:-

“My retreat at The Art Bank was life changing. I watched Mandy through her renovations and knew I would end up going. I had never met Mandy before but as soon as I knocked on the door and met her, she made me feel at ease straight away and The Art Bank has the most wonderful energy. Immediately I felt calm. The whole experience was just wonderful, the room, the food, the comfort, and every small detail made me feel really happy. I just felt like it was a good place to be for my creativity. Being with other creative women and sharing and learning was amazing. Mandy just knows how to make all your insecurities melt away and I was able to let go of the past and the opinions of others. I felt like I could be myself. I left feeling totally recharged. The location with the park and the forest close by was just beautiful. I learned about who I am as a creative and I went away having had an epiphany about my business and I am now following my gift and my dreams. I have bookings into 2024 for my new business ‘The Signature Canvas’. This was meant to be, and I felt excitement like a spark, and I just knew that I was ready to live in my power. For me The Art Bank is something special and I will be back.”

Penny Nanton

“I was absolutely buzzing at the end of my retreat and just couldn’t wait to keep creating. Mandy is lovely and everything at The Art Bank has been fantastic, the rooms are gorgeous, I stayed in the Van Gogh room, and it was just beautiful with everything you can think of provided for you. I was pushed way outside my comfort zone and created a beautiful canvas with two other ladies which is now displayed in the entrance hallway! Painting is not my thing, but I helped to create a beautiful painting and it has made me realise that I CAN do it and I am going home to do just that. I felt so welcome that I didn’t want to leave.”

Michelle Robinson

“How can I describe the feeling of being at The Art Bank? What sums it up for me is the love, connection, generosity, and inspiration that Mandy offers in this amazing, mind-blowing project she has created. I watched the project online from start to finish and it just blew my mind when I saw it in real life. Meeting Mandy in person was an experience, her warm welcome and personality are evident not only in her but in what she has created in this stunning venue. No expense has been spared, everything was catered for and when I walked in, I felt like one of the family. Somehow you just feel like you are connected to Mandy, she can hold space, just knowing how us creatives think and work and she helps you to step up to your potential. We were looked after like princesses and the place felt like we were almost part of it with like-minded souls, connecting at a deep level. When you hold space for creatives as well as Mandy does there is a feeling of freedom so that your creative work automatically gets better and reaches its true potential. For me it was a feeling of relief and playfulness that can clear your mind of all your responsibilities and expectations. Things shifted in me during my stay, and I have made major changes since, watch this space.”

Lucy Sheffield

Creative Retreats at The Art Bank, Dalbeattie, Scotland

If you want to see The Art Bank Dalbeattie in all its glory and find out availability for the Creative Retreats click HERE

Finally, This Is Your Time!

Creative Retreats at The Art Bank, Dalbeattie

At The Art Bank we bring all our knowledge to help you in one beautiful venue.

You can choose one of our art themed rooms for your stay to inspire your creativity and immerse yourself into Van Gogh, Monet, or Picasso’s worlds.

You will relax, unwind, and experience an environment and activities which will inspire you to welcome change.

From painting in the studio, the local forest and landscape to completing a project to push you outside your comfort zone.

One to one and group coaching sessions with your host, Mandy, and guest experts who will push the boundaries of what you thought you were capable of.

You will leave refreshed, inspired, and motivated to live your very best life.


Here is what you get when you choose a Creative Retreat at The Art Bank...


 💜 Luxury accommodation with every detail covered.

💜 Full board for 7 full days (or 4 on a mini retreat) so no additional expenses!

💜 All your art equipment supplied.

💜 Expert coaching and teaching from industry professionals.

💜 Bespoke support for individual clarity, because no 2 people are the same.

💜 Private time for exploring the local area.

💜 Daily meditation & relaxation activities to make sure your leave recharged.



It’s Decision Time


You have a choice to make: Do what you’ve been doing (or worse, do nothing at all).

You know where that will lead. Regret and frustration!

Is that really where you want to go?

Take a new action, and get a new result.

How Much is this amazing experience going to cost you?

Booking your all-inclusive creative retreat means that other than your travel to Dalbeattie, this is your only cost.

A 7-day all-inclusive retreat will cost you £2,600 and a 4-day all-inclusive retreat will cost your £1,300.

Book NOW and set up a payment plan to suit your budget over 3, 6, 9 or even 12 months!

Spread the cost and secure your piece of creative paradise for 2024.

Deciding to Make This Investment in YOU Could Be Your Best Decision of 2024!

Leave With a Level of Clarity You Didn’t Know Was Possible

We guarantee that if you immerse yourself in the week fully, you will leave with clarity and feeling inspired.

It is true of everything in life that you get out what you put in and that how you do anything is how you do everything.

 If you come with an open mind and you are willing to step beyond your comfort zone, we guarantee that you will

leave with a plan to make change a given.

Who is this for?

It’s for you if you have served others for too long and need to put yourself first now.

It’s for you if you are more ready for change than you have ever been.

It’s for you if you know you are a creative genius, but you have been suppressing it.

It’s for you if you are not realising your potential.

It’s for you if you need clarity for the life ahead.

It’s for you if you have an idea for a creative business or a book.

It’s for you if you just want to get away from life and rediscover yourself.


These ladies decided to invest in themselves, and it changed their lives…

Diane Moffatt

"Thank you for making me feel so welcome, the experience I have had has made me feel inspired, relaxed, and wonderful. The room was perfect, bursting with vibrant colours and the attention to detail is just mind blowing! The food was just above and beyond my expectations as a vegan, Mandy did her research, and the food was delicious. I would recommend you wear clothes with expanding waistbands because you will need it. I am going home buzzing, thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Carolyn Carlin

"There were two things I wanted to say, stunning and Mary Poppins! The house is like Mary Poppins, being in the rooms and looking over the rooftops, you can’t help but want to paint it! I have had so many ideas, just watch this space, there are several things in the pipeline now. Just meeting Mandy and getting to know her was just lovely, I enjoyed that so much. The environment just beautiful, the food to die for and the studio in the old vault was just stunning. Steven Covey says, ‘take time to sharpen the saw’ and that is what this was. I have come home so refreshed and so inspired it is truly what an art retreat should be. Thank you so much."

Debbie Croach

"Just hearing about The Art Bank made me feel excited. I arrived with my friend Heather, and we received such a warm welcome from Mandy, and were so blown away by the beautiful décor and design in the venue we were speechless for a while. Mandy feels like a special lady who has the natural ability to make you feel so at home, it’s a little bit magic. We loved the Van Gogh room and had visited the York exhibition; it was like a dream come true. The retreat was like being in a creative bubble and gave us time to relax and look deep within ourselves. The experience made me feel young again, like a teenager when you feel excitement and that anything is possible. Going into the studio and for the first time working on a canvas just blew me away, I just didn’t expect that I would be able to do it. I painted my personal story on a canvas, and it helped me to make sense of my life and see its full potential. It was just magical, waking full of ideas and having deep conversations about possibilities. It has changed me as a person, I am a new Debbie.?