Artwork by Anne
My name is Anne. I’m 21 years old and live in the Netherlands. I have numerous hobby’s and love learning about the world and to capture the things I’ve learned in crafts. I’ve been painting for about two years now, but only sporadically, because my studies take up most of my time and because I can only devote a particular amount of energy to one thing at the time due to my post traumatic stress disorder. The continuous stress and flashbacks tire me out, but I find relief in crafting.
When I’m painting I’m forced to take my thoughts elsewhere and off the pain for a moment. Mixing the colors is soothing and painting complex patterns really soothes me.
The old masters paintings have always meant a lot to me. Their beauty is astounding and I would love to learn how to paint like that. Unfortunately, I just don’t have the knowledge. I don’t know how you should mix colors, which brushes to use, how to paint skin colors. I just make a wild guess and hope for the best, but I would love to actually learn some technique. The videos I’ve seen from the Old Masters Academy have already taught me some things I didn’t know about before and I’d love to expand my knowledge by following this course.
I want to develop my art and help others develop their art too. Lately I’ve been interested in how art can help in therapy. If art can help me, it can help others too and I’d love to explore that. That’s why I would love to win the course.
Art is something fascinating. With the current pandemic crisis I’ve seen more people turn to art than ever before. It’s uniting and universal. Some of the earliest humans told each other stories and painted. It’s engrained in our souls and a large part of us.
I hope you’ll have a wonderful day and I would love if you could vote for me. All the best!