Artwork by Anne
My name is Anne. I am nineteen years old and visually impaired. A couple of weeks ago, I visited a museum in the Netherlands with a group of other visually impaired young adults. We got a guided tour by a guide who took us straight to a Rembrandt painting. There, with the help of scent (linseed oil), touch (brushes) and storytelling she explained to us an entire Rembrandt painting.
I have been visually impaired for my whole life and yet at such a moment I always realise the enormous role art plays in my life. As a child I was fascinated by the Old Masters. The colours intrigued me and the compositions touched me. Ever since I have strived to learn how they did it. I am nineteen years old now and I want to learn how to paint like the Old Masters more than ever. I took my first baby steps, but I have a very long road to go and I need guidance. The Old Masters Academy course is just what I need. The demo videos already taught me so much and I am very eager to learn more. I was so surprised and enthusiastic to find this course online.
The guide explaining the Rembrandt painting did an outstanding job. A few of the young adults in the group were completely blind and so the painting was literally described in every detail. That only generated more questions for me. I began noticing things I had never noticed before and at that instant I knew I simply had to devote myself to learn how they did this.
Last year I completed my first year at the university, however, last year September I could not start my second year due to medical issues combined with my eye condition becoming more severe. I will never let my eyes (or anyone, for that matter) stop me from doing what I love. Art moves me, soothes me and inspires me.
For me, my artistic challenge is striving for what I want to achieve, despite my eye handicap. I want to learn how to manipulate colours to achieve a harmonious effect or how to create such a beautiful atmosphere through the means of light. That’s why I want to win this course. I want to achieve something that I never could have dared to achieve.
Please vote for me and help me to achieve this goal.