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I am a 65 year old woman who was grew up in Kansas metropolitan area.
Art Is the love of my life. I would rather do art then sleep. I use Art to express myself, to tell others how I fell about them or something they did for me. Art can be used for all kind of good things in ones life.
My challenges in art is shading, still life, and color. I am real good at cartoons.
I’ve been painting all my life. I remember being at my grandma’s house painting with my colors. Later on, at sixteen, I started to practice with my first oil paintings; now, as an adult, I’m struggling to have a career as a fine art professional and being able to live throughout my passion.
I have started to make portraits and solo exhibitions and my dream is to make more and more.
Art is everything to me. I’m happy when I have time to be painting and drawing for hours. Old masters’ works amaze me, so I’ve been always trying to figure out their techniques and tricks. …
I started in wildlife art when I was a younger artist. I am now moving in a different direction using different mediums and expressions.
I think the most pivotal part of my life was my mother dying when I was 4 and being the youngest of 8. My father was a stern man who was a sportsman and avid hunter. So for me the segway into the wild life art seemed logical.
I once showed at Les Kouba’s art gallery in Minneapolis MN. I want to grow my knowledge to become more adept and able to create what I see. I struggle with not being loose in my work and for me realism is important. When you grow up with the kind of family I lived in you learn that even if it hurts honesty is important; so I paint and draw reality. I have been fortunate to have studied with a mentor and teacher Charles Pearson (wildlife artist). …
… I painted the famous “Blue Boy” by Thomas Gainsborough, with my cousin’s face, I also painted his partner, who is a good cook, from an old Mozart painting where he is holding sheet music and exchanged it for a recipe.
I was surprised how well these two came out, but the best was the joy it brought everyone when they saw it.
Since then I have painted many portraits, all given as gifts to family and friends, maybe one day my skills will be commissioned, that is the goal so that I can paint every day. …
I’m a CG artist who has always dreamed of doing more with my personal artwork.
I have always admired the old masters since my childhood when I collected magazine prints of DaVinci and Raphael.
The Old Masters Academy Course is something I believe that will allow me to take my art to the next level. …
My name is Sushma Sharma and my interest in art dates back to my childhood days when I used to practice at home and play with colors for fun.
As I grew older I was indecisive about my career path but I always went back to art as an escape hole.
Art helped me balance my life and helped me find serenity. I currently don’t have a degree in fine arts, however, I attended private classes during my years of secondary and post-secondary education.
Art was a huge part of my life and still is and I practice everyday so I can improve my weaknesses. I am strong at still life and landscapes but lack the feelings that you need in portrait paintings. …