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… Art for me is a hobby, all the art I have done so far was for family or friends.
Art keeps me young on my mind and I’m always exploring possibilities. My introvert personality does not let me show my art to many peoples for fear of judgement, or rejection etc.
That is one of the reasons I would love to learn from, and be part of this academy. I want to share my work, to be critiqued by professionals, art teachers, art lovers and other students.
I always think, I am too old for this, but my beautiful family keeps encouraging me to keep painting, to continue drawing and creating art.
My challenges as an artist is to improve my confidence and techniques, to create my own style, be able to value and accept criticism, I am my worst critic, because I can be very timid in this regard.
Learning from your academy will sure help me. …
As a mother of four, artist, wife, and musician, I have always had a love for anything that sparks the imagination. Growing up with a single mother, I always searched for ways to escape from the reality of the struggles of life in an impoverished home.
Art in all forms became a coping mechanism to heal my mind from the stress of life and continued to be a source of reprieve once mental illness dug its root deep into me. It started with an obsession with drawing, then turned into a love of painting watching every episode of Bob Ross and other television painters I could find. I have continued that hunger for learning even in my present goals. …
I’m 18 years old. I loved drawing since I was a little kid. I always tried to develop my art through training and I found that the Old Masters Academy competition is a very good opportunity, so I give it a shot hopping that I win it. …
…As someone who has never had a single art lesson, I appreciate that the opportunity to have guidance from an academy professional could make all the difference. Learning by trial and error over the years is a slow and laborious process with varying levels of success and failure.
I can only hope that those of you that truly have a love of art, will vote for me as we all share such dreams. I just want to be the best version of me that I can ( as an artist ). For me classical art and the achievement of such a standard is the ultimate dream. A vote for me is a vote for yourselves – as we would be sharing the journey.
… it has been a stop-and-start voyage so far. Despite several years of painting, a shelf of resources, a few workshops, and some success, I still feel with each painting as if I am starting the entire learning process over. Perspective confuses me. Colors go muddy. My glazed layers don’t have the subtlety I’m seeking. My drawings work pretty well, but they get lost under the paint layers and I wonder how to proceed. I’m afraid to paint anything but faces, where I do my best work. …
… I have done lots of reading about painting, but there is nothing like visual learning to see how something is done. The Old Masters approach seems to suit my natural style of painting, and I’d love to have this resource to help me understand and internalize the process and techniques that lead to better, more consistent results.
…I simply love to paint the animals of Pakistan in their natural habitats very luckily; this is my job in the Wildlife Department of Sindh.
My interest in animals dates back to my boyhood, but here were little or no opportunity to pursue
my interest fruitfully. …
… But I was inspired by the thought that I was not alone who loved to paint
animals, and my interest was spurred on with redoubled confidence.
Now I want to preserve on paper or canvas any animal I have the opportunity to watch and sketch.
It is a great fun, and I have now a collection of my own of which I am legitimately proud. …