Artwork by Ailbhe Cronin
I always wanted to be a fine art painter but realised when I got to art school that I wasn’t going to learn anything (they encouraged throwing paint at the canvas!)
The next best thing I could do was a degree graphic design and a little illustration.
Now I do a lot of wedding invitations and try to introduce some painting into them.
I would love to master portrait painting as I feel this is the most challenging subject but I am at a loss at where to start as I don’t have any basic training.
The free demos are fantastic so far but unfortunately emphasize how lacking I am in knowledge!
Now I have 2 young kids and wouldn’t be able to attend an atelier program in another country (there are nome in Ireland).
I would love this opportunity to learn from a master in my own home so that when I paint it is with skill and not a fluke if it turns out well. The Old Masters Academy seems to cover everything with a fantastic structure for learning. It would be fantastic to have this opportunity.