Artwork by Debs
Hello family, friends and to all those that are reading this I need your votes!
My name is Debbie and I am in my early 60’s. I spent my working life as an aesthetician which I loved. I live on a wine farm in the Cape in South Africa. My husband and I have two adults sons and my treasured German Shepard rescue dog.
Although I have no formal art training I have over many years attended various short art modules at a local studio. Art is in my ‘sole’ and I feel a persistent desire to keep on trying. I feel vulnerable each time I begin a new piece. It is challenging and often stressful because I care! It is such a rush and fantastic sense of accomplishment and joy when the flow is right. Art is a passion that flows through my life and now I am retired I am so enjoying the freedom of diving deeper into my creative side!
I feel a major break through for my art would come if I could hone my drawing skills and that would enable me to trust myself to get started and finished!
Old Masters Academy seems to offer the in-depth teachable resources I need to achieve my goal. I am almost too scared to put myself out there just Incase it is beyond me! However it is now or never! How fabulous winning this opportunity would be to boost my confidence and give me the best learning platform that I could otherwise not readily afford.
Please vote for me and help me move my skills to the next level!
I hope you enjoy my entry portrait. It is oil on canvas and inspired by a photo my son took of his girlfriend on safari in the Kruger park at sunset. It was taken in the third quarter of 2021 and I completed the painting in Dec 2022.