Artwork by Vanessa Letih
I am a 31 year old female from New Zealand.
I have always been an artist like all children and I loved to paint and draw, the things is then I just never stopped when I got older.
It is a way I can express myself and is a form of visual language. A blank canvas is an opportunity to ask myself what is it that I want to say?
My paintings are very symbolic of what is influencing my life at the time and the images can come in the form of influences from dreams, visions, books and different spiritual traditions.
Art is taking an important role in my life and over time this becomes a much stronger calling and feels like part of my purpose here at this time.
Art is an amazing healer and reveals so many things to me when I allow myself to be in the flow of the process.
Things I have found challenging are being brave enough to begin sharing my work with others. There is still the part of me that questions if it is good enough and what will others think. I guess confidence is something that will come with time and I find that the more work I produce the more confident I become as an artist.
Art has taken me to participate in workshops around the globe to learn different ways of painting that have been revised from the old masters.
I would really like to learn so much more about the tools and techniques the old masters were using, so I can apply these to my own work. I can see the power in these techniques and how much depth and understanding they can bring to the painting process.
I like my paintings to be as realistic and I have a desire to render forms from my imagination in a convincing way.I believe the learnings in this course will help me a lot to be able to express myself and convey my images more easily.
The Old Masters Academy course looks to be what I have been searching for as it covers so many of the skills I have been wanting to learn.There are many online courses on offer in art, but I have yet to find one that stood out as much as this one. The courses look very structured and easy to follow. I think anyone who was to do one of these courses would benefit greatly.
I would love to win so I can improve my skills and knowledge in how to paint like the old masters using modern materials. I hope one day be able to inspire other artists to learn the ways of the old masters and help bring forth a new type of Renaissance of sorts, I feel our world is in need of so much more beauty and creativity. Art is the perfect vehicle to help bring back this connection with the sacred.
I am so grateful to anyone who votes for me and appreciate your contribution my journey in Art.