The Apple that Started it All!
We all start somewhere, and for me, it was an unusual set of circumstances that led to my art journey. Grab a cuppa and let me fill you in....
I've always been a creative person, I remember drawing Mr Men when I was 7 (Mr Bump was my favourite). I loved to draw, invent, create, bake; I was a very introverted child so art was a comfortable place for me and allowed me to express myself in ways I didn't feel that I could in the big wide world.
When I finally took art seriously
Back in 2017, I sold my horse and she went to live with a lovely lady in North Devon. I went out to visit her and during my visit, I noticed some beautiful landscape artwork on the walls. I asked about it and the lady told me that a friend of hers, who was in her 50's, decided to start painting and these paintings were the result. I was intrigued and so when I got home I decided to blow the dust from my old box of oil paints hiding on top of a cupboard and I painted an apple in oils using a youtube tutorial. And that was it, I was hooked and I've painted almost every day since.
I take classes, run through tutorials, read books, I'm part of a watercolour group and attend a local portraiture class. I believe as an artist there is always the opportunity to grow and learn and I've made many friends along the way. If you're considering taking up art, it's never too late. I've been on quite a journey since that first apple and I've learned so much and met a bunch of amazing and talented people. Pick up those paintbrushes and see what happens.