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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. …