Artwork by Lee Risdale
I’ve always been passionate about art as a child and carried a sketchbook with me everywhere I went. I remember receiving a few large books from a charity shop with pictures of Old Masters paintings and tried to copy them. I was especially fascinated by the paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci and attempted a copy of the Mona Lisa when I was about ten years old. My school displayed it in the main hall. …
… I love Old Masters Academy because it teaches classic art painting which is no longer taught and much of this teaching has been lost from education.
I would love to win the Old Masters Academy course because I am so passionate about painting in this style and producing art approaching this standard that I might one day also pass on to new promising artists who like me might otherwise not receive this great opportunity. I hope people will vote for me so that I can make this dream a reality.