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Artwork by Andrea Navarro Luque

Artwork by Andrea Navarro Luque

Through hardships to the stars

My name is Andrea, 24, I’m a self-taught art student living in a little city by the sea in the South of Spain. We don’t have a proper art school here and my family definitely didn’t have the money to send me abroad to study. Nevertheless, I decided to not give up and learn whatever I could by myself.

I’ve always enjoyed drawing and painting more than anything else, it has helped me cope with mental-illness and hardships in life like anything else. Art has that power.

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Artwork by Arentino Lucero

Artwork by Arentino Lucero

New Found Passion

My name is Arentino Lucero and I am 19. I only recently took an interest in art and have found that is is my true passion. I started with drawing portraits and have made decent progress on my own but as I can only draw from photographs, I have met some obstacles. I have trouble drawing from life, accurately drawing figures and am unable to give a sense of life to my artwork. I am very eager to learn how to truly draw, from imagination instead of copying from pictures.

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Artwork by Jeremias dos Santos

Artwork by Jeremias dos Santos

Just love for art

Hi, my name is Jeremias, I live in a small city of Brazil.

I always loved art since I was a child, but I never think in drawing as work, because unfortunately where I live there’s some preconception about who lives as designer, so I was pressured to leave my dream.

Today I see that my love for art surpasses anything…

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Artwork by Michelle Horgan

Artwork by Michelle Horgan

This is my moment of bliss…

I can fondly remember when my mom gave me Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain…I had to have been 13 or 14. It was a very big deal for us as my parents were immigrants from Germany and we did not have much money, but anything to do with art always came first. It started my dream of creating a masterpiece and one day going to art school.

I wish I still had that book, I’m sure the pages would have been very well worn as I devoured everything I could from it. I can remember my mom critiquing my work and showing me how to change just a simple angle to make something more realistic. My mom is now close to 80 and she paints in watercolours almost ever day…beautiful landscapes.

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Ifeanyi Chukwura art

Ifeanyi Chukwura art

Dedicated to the preservation of our beautful fragile earth

I am a self thought artist who is passionate about the beauty of nature and our fragile earth. I major in painting landscapes and abstracts also portraiture, seascape and still life. As a self trained artist, it wasn’t easy at first but determination kept me pushing. I started drawing at a tender age and built skills over time. I would spend more time painting while I was in university instead of studying biochemistry. Encouragement from friends, especially family, kept me on track…

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Artwork by Ramonita Badillo

Artwork by Ramonita Badillo

Ramonita Badillo is an aspiring artist who attended the high School of Art & Design in New York City. Earning a degree in General Illustration. Later attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Not using art for many years due to life responsibilities she is now retired and living in Florida and continuing her passion for Art.

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Artwork by Samruddha Purekar

Artwork by Samruddha Purekar

Memoirs

I am Samruddha Purekar from India.

I have completed my Masters in Visual Arts, Portraiture. Art for me is a way and means of living. I believe that art exists within and around us, it doesn’t have to be superficial.

I feel its best explained through painting than through words and it takes a while to develop a technique unique to its own style but the learning process is never ending as knowledge itself is a vast ocean.

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Artwork by Mike Nixon

Artwork by Mike Nixon

Art is Life

I am a late starter, found my passion for art in my 20’s. Decades later I find myself almost full circle, back to painting and drawing after years of moving image/time based work.

Art has always been a constant companion and force in my life, shaped me into who I am. The challenges I face at present after having had a formal art education, is to allow those critical thinking skills to take a backseat and engage again at a fundamental level with the very basic skills and craft of art making.

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Artwork by Aarti Sharma

Artwork by Aarti Sharma

From My Mind to the Canvas

I am a self-taught artist and am currently pursuing a painting course from an online art academy. The academy is covering every aspect related to paints and techniques of painting, except drawing. Presently am dependent on reference images for drawing and I wish to change it.

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