Artwork by Fabien Garcia
I am 32years old French painter. As far as I remember and that I have been told I grew up with a pencil in my hands. People use to tell me that my head was too often in the clouds and I needed to come back down to earth. But of course I could not quite understand what they meant because I always kept my feet on the ground. I can’t deny though I often unwind while wandering over contemplative paths and letting myself listen and observe what my imagination would create. In my opinion existence is both contemplative and active, as there is physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects to life and being human. Art for me is trying to find out the truth, trying to find out expressions of emotion and appreciation of things in a physical way.
That being said, during my childhood I kept earring there is no possibility of making a career out of art and that I should concentrate on other things.
Because of that I felt a bit lost growing up and I did not pursue art in a way I should have.
In 2016, I decided to start following my dreams I started practicing drawing and painting more seriously. I enrolled into an atelier style art school and I was that best thing I did. I have learned so much the past years but I have recently started oil painting and my mentor is not too interested in technical issues and classical art. In his opinion the artistic vision can overcome any technical issues. And this is were, even though I kind of agree with him, I feel today that I need to learn the old master’s basics and technics to be able to grow and become a better painter with less mental blocks and cleavages. I need to build up my skills, to build up my confident and to keep on going with my never ending education and practice of the art.
Sadly today it seems that i can’t afford any of the best classical training in the old master’s way. And Old Masters Academy would be the perfect course for me. Learning from great artists is what I seek and I would love to have Natalie Richy as my new mentor. I feel that I have found exactly what I was looking for here and I would be grateful if people voted for me to help me continue exploring life in this great art adventure.