So many muses. So little time.
Although I trained in fine art at collage I didn’t paint at all! I was hooked on the shape and stories of the human body and made body casts and photographs to explore themes of attachment, and memory.
The paintings submitted for this competition are the 3rd time I have ever used oils. I was so grateful for the Old Master Academy webinars because I literally knew nothing about oil painting before. Every morning I would start in my studio with their video and watch one lesson before starting from there. It was slow and very satisfying process. They showed me every step of the way. No questions were left unanswered and I felt supported in my new venture.
My painting techniques got better every day and artist friends of mine even commented on how much I was improving and not to give up on those tough days! …