Artwork by Bruce Hamaty
I believe the most love for art and the talent to do it is mostly a genetic trait. Many of my relatives on my mother’s side have artistic talent. When I was about 12 and with my mother in a store I saw a beginners paint set and asked my mother to buy it. I could hardly wait to get home from school and paint. But unfortunately like other things, I graduated from high school, then went to college, then got an important job and put art on the back burner. But I always knew the desire to do art was inside me waiting to come out.
Unfortunately at age 60 I had a stroke and was forced to take early retirement. However I bought some art supplies and have been oil painting for the last 6 years.
I have always gotten inspiration from the old masters. Several years ago I discovered the Web Art Academy and was pleased to learn they can teach you many things that you can’t find in any art book. I always have many questions about art and painting, both technical and creative, and usually find the answers in one of Natalie Richy’s video’s. She is one of the world’s foremost artists and you can see a lot about her on youtube.
In my senior years I want to keep improving my art and I keep challenging myself to get better and better. Again my interest seems to be in the skill of the old masters and how they took their time to paint. Many of them were chemists and scientists as well as painters. My life’s work was in medical science and now being retired I can still continue that just in a different way. I almost look at art similar to listening to music. We love different types of music but something amazing happens inside me when I hear classical music. The same goes for when I see a painting done by a master. I am both in awe as well as very inspired.
My end goal is to keep improving, and to hope I can bring joy and inspiration to other people.
I hope you will vote for me and thanks.