Portraits by Deborah Gill
I am a Grandma that lives near Yellowstone National Park in the United States of America. Although I have a degree in design I am ashamed to admit that I can’t draw and see so many flaws in my painting.
Several years ago I became very ill and the many activities that I use to participate in are not possible. I will have to leave the activities that require a lot of physical stamina to a younger and stronger generation.
Since I was very young art has always been a part of my life. I want to be able to express how I feel about the world around me to others by sharing my talents. Since I can no longer do things like paint a logo on the Boy Scouts Trailer I need to find a way to do that.
I went to college in the 1960’s and there was an attitude that you didn’t need to know how to paint or draw realistically to be an artist. I have always felt that there was something missing and it seems that the Old Masters Academy is where one can gain those missing skills.
It would be amazing to win the Old Masters Academy course so I could gain the skills I always wanted.
In addition, how much fun will it be to paint realistic portraits of my Grandchildren and the cute little neighbor kids that seem to love to come to my house.
Maybe I will even be able to inspire some of them to learn about the wonders around them through art.
If you vote for me then it will keep me busy and out of trouble. Thank you for looking at my work and giving me the opportunity to share with you.