I have recently retired from a 35-year career as a professor of Educational Psychology teaching and doing research in several universities across the United States. Before that, in my early 20’s, I had taken one life class and I did a number of portraits from photos and a few still life paintings. I found it to be a very fulfilling activity and several folks who have seen that work have been very complementary.
While I enjoyed painting as a hobby, I always felt that I could really do much more if I were to dedicate some serious time to painting and to communicating ideas and understanding through art. Having retired, I now have the time.
The art is a mix media works placed by the artist imagination and colors…
Hello everyone, first of all I apologize for the English because I speak Spanish. I introduce myself, my name is Alejandra and I grew up with a very young and widowed mother, so even though I loved every form of art ever since I was a child I had to think about work and I could not officially cultivate my passion that is art; occupies a central place in my life, I am self-taught, I have no artistic training, I love drawing and painting have always been for me the engine and at the same time an oasis, a relief for the soul.
I am an Italian artist who studied in Toronto, Canada, and made a career making glass and metal sculptures and furniture. After becoming ill from the toxic fumes, I stopped working as a sculptor. My life circumstances have now moved me to Italy and am taking care of my elderly parents. I have begun painting but would love to have a career as a painter and drawer here in Italy.
I am 47 years old. I am working as a designer but I did not go to the school for this.
Unrestrained gushing waters
Art is the island of serenity that I seek refuge in during moments of turmoil. While some may see the lack of a formal teacher of art as a handicap I see it as an opportunity to explore every nuance and try my hand at every aspect of the field. Whether it is the choice of medium or the choice of subject I have experienced the freedom to try my hand at all, and excel at some. I have drawn using oil and acrylic on canvas; I have created several Tanjore paintings; I have worked with glass, wood and paper. More recently I am attempting sculpture. Now I realize that a formal program of learning provides the structure that a free-wheeling attempt at learning doesn’t. And that’s what brings me to Drawing Academy and the promise of refining my experience into a formal course with a timetable. Over the years we have moved continents as a family and in addition to raising two fine daughters, who are also artists in their own right, I have strived to continuously hone my talent and improve my skills.
An artistic and technological boy
My name is Leandro, I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I am a great lover of the plastic arts. I’m a network technologist and I work for the federal government.
Here in Brazil we do not have many opportunities to live in art, if I did that I would be starving, but it is what I love the most and that is what I do the most when I have any interval of time. I need professional advice to be able to improve my art and make progress in my artistic career.
My main mission would be in the part of portraits drawings, I want to improve my traits and discover new forms and materials. I have a passion for anatomy and human body, these are the areas that give me the most pleasure in drawing.
I’m finally retired and can pursue my study of art and artists. I’ve been drawing everyday for the past year, something I never had time to do.
My challenges are that when I studied art at the university level, it was the era of “express yourself!” No training in technique or materials or fundamentals. No information on archival issues.
My focus now is improving my skills in composition — and learning to use watercolor.
Art journey – I want to know the right path
I am Neeta, from India. I have done engineering in computers. Worked in IT sector for more than 12 years. After leaving my well paid job I was looking something to kill my time. Suddenly I remembered I was very passionate about drawing and painting when I was school going kid.
I am British born, living in South Africa working as a restaurant owner with my family.
Art for me is therapy. It allows me to escape to wherever I am painting. With the stresses that come with running a restaurant (especially with family), art is the only thing that keeps me calm.
The challenges I have in art are creativity. I want people to look at my art and know that it was painted by me. I want an art identity. Plus I could do with learning more about figure painting.