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Jeanne Ricketts - CEO of Jeanne Ricketts Limited & Founder of SWAY®



Out of a deep urge, observing the general world’s decline and the growing need to leave a trace though ArtArtpilgrims was born. Being an artist and a pilgrim seeking the quest of life since a revelation I had, aged four, I for years played with the idea of going with the flow against the stream, at my own risk and conviction, thinking that "how else could one challenge modern enslavement all of us are still involved with today" - which our collective ignorance allows in the name of "progress"...

Artpilgrims grew on me since 2011 during my Art pilgrimages, where I noticed what was great and eternal, versus what was missing and ephemeral. The need behind Artpilgrims became obvious in autumn 2012 after haven met Satish Kumar, an "Earth Pilgrim", deep-ecologist and disciple of Mahatma Gandhi.

"It (also) became an "undeniable imperative", when the fruit of scientific brain studies, confirmed in an interview of Dalia Zaidel that "interdisciplinary art is indeed the secret to peace & new vision in cultural evolution". - 

Dr Philipp Romero MD, NYC, Founder of the Smart Peace Prize

Inspired by today's challenges and those of various artists of all times, visualising and serving the awakening of harmony, we consecrate our Art to Life, rather than our Life to Art. Gradually freeing ourselves and our surroundings from the chains of old patterns; re-embracing our universal identity within a constantly renewed attitude of integrity towards mother Nature and faith towards the Spirit orchestrating our lives.- 

Jeanne Ricketts

Founder of Artpilgrims & SWAY®

Satish Kumar

Inspirer of Artpilgrims, Earth pilgrim, activist, "deep ecologist" and follower of Gandhi, 

currently editor of "Resurgence & Ecologist" Magazine, 

Riccardo Carver

New media Architect - Torino

Orban Wallace

Film director/producer,  co-founder of Gallivant Film

Versatile, award winning filmmaker of human-interest stories

Michael Kastenbaum

Actor and media-maker

social justice activist of C.A.N. (Conscious Action Network) 


Franz Fox Kennedy 

film director/producer, Universoul LLP - Paris

Arun Kumar

Reiki master & film director/producer, SOMAfilms Ltd - London

Rune van der Meijden

Nuon Solar Team, solar car engineer, Delft, (NL)


Jeanne Ricketts

Jeanne Ricketts Limited | holistic scenographic murals

United Kingdom

Dr Philipp Romero MD

Psychiatrist NYC -  Founder of the Smart Peace Prize


Ariane Smolderen

Modern Slaves photographer

France / Belgium

Thierry Thomassin

Wax Sculptor of Shadow and Soul, Nice (F)