Artwork by Joana Prêza Andrade
My name is Joana and I love art since as long as I can remember.
I’m an art restorer, but I feel a great need to develop my potential in oil painting – which, by the way, is my favorite medium. I love my job, but as it is very technical, I often feel like I have something creative burning inside, striving to unlock: I have the need to make art myself.
Art is my life, in one way or the other. Whatever I’ll do in the future, I know it will be around it.
My passion in oil painting is introducing realistic elements in a meaningful way. I also strive to do my own compositions, making it unique. My mind is filled with a lot of painting ideas, but frequently I feel the lack of technique that would allow me to express them fully.
I need to learn the Old Masters’ techniques so I can go further in painting realistic subjects. I already have some technical notions due to my academic studies and conservation practices, but I need to learn some specific techniques of the masters. Furthermore, I need this push to feel able to apply my theoretical knowledge into effective painting practice.
After a lot of research regarding classical painters, traditional painting methods, materials and so on, I’ve finally found the Old Masters Academy. It’s definitely what I was looking for! The perfect course for someone like me. It seems to me that the Old Master’s Academy is the best place online to meet my needs and goals.
Winning this Course has a huge importance for me, not only for all I will learn from it, allowing me to paint better, but also because being voted on would mean recognition of my capability to improve and pursue my dreams.
Please help me get on the right path! Vote for me!