I am Bradley Burgin, and I am 44 just re-starting my artistic side. Years ago, I studied art and began a career in Graphic Design which sidelined much of any art that I loved doing. Art today is appreciated from afar, but I am slowly getting back into a more creative outlook.
The challenges I face are perspective and realism. I create with a kind of energy, almost kinetic. I hope that the Drawing Academy would help me build upon what I know and what I want to know.
I’m a final year Theoretical Physics postgraduate student in France. I was introduced to painting while I was in high school. However I couldn’t continue with it because of increasing pressure in studies. To add to that I was caught with chronic depression and OCD a few years ago. As usual I lost interest in everything and I had to drop a year because I just couldn’t continue with my studies.
I am an art teacher K-8 in a small rural school in Missouri. Art is very important in my life as an educator and personally. I am trying at present to illustrate a book for my sister and time is the biggest challenge, trying to fit in work and life and still have time to draw and experiment with art activities. I want to learn how to improve my art work. I would love to take classes at the Drawing Academy if I could afford it.
My son Alex
This is a drawing I made of my son.
It is a nice reminder of him as he grows up and I think for him too to remember me.
My goal is to improve my drawing skills; at this moment I need too much time to make a reasonable sketch on my vacation ( i.e. for making a journal).
It would so be nice to get some help from a Pro. That’s why I enter this competition.
My name is Mary Katzanou. I am a professional painter in the field of religious art. I live in Athens, Greece and I am 42 years old.
I put my soul and heart into art, as it is an integral part of my every day life. I cannot imagine myself not painting or not learning more and more about art.
My mother, the first face a I saw
My name is Belizeur(Beli), I am a Haitian who immigrated to Dominican republic (my parents did, I had to come with them). I live in Dominican republic since I was 8.
I always wanted to draw but never had time or my parents and other people would always say: “You can’t eat with art!” That was really choking for me.
Everything started when I was 23; I started working in a school while I was in a college and then I had to draw some posters (which was really good) and got in love with it, while I was working and studying, I tried to make time to practice everything I can, mostly portraits. Drawing make me happy even with all the things I have to do…
I am my own muse
I am a retired Physics prof. from India who migrated to Canada in 2009. Immigrating to a new country and under duress can be very stressful. Plus the adjustments and starting life from a scratch can take its toll on you. Thank goodness for the love of sketching I had years before Physics took over my life.
Though the best 35 years of my life revolved around Physics, doing masters and PhD in it and later teaching but the artist on me remained latent through out, waiting to be waken up…
Not giving up now
Hey everyone, I’m 18 years old, self taught, currently trying my best to improve my art skills so I may be able to study abroad in the next few years…
Who am I
My name is Veljko and I’m a beginner artist from Serbia.
I express myself in different mediums like painting, drawing, writing etc.
Art to me is what divides us, humans, from the unconscious world. It’s like philosophy or spirituality. Maybe a combination of both expressed through a drawing, painting or sculpture. It’s the idea, the emotion and the subjective view of our world…
To me Art is evidence of the Divine!
I am a 69 year old single mom. I adopted a boy and now I have 2 darling grandsons. I was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University. I was first made aware of my love of art in the first grade. My painting of a duck behind a chicken wire fence got a lot of attention. People told me I was an artist.
During my early years I tried any kind of art instruction or medium I could. My parents tried to support my interest by giving me art supplies or for Christmas. Art supplies were to expensive for me but I tried anything I could (yes I have painted on velvet) I am a shy person and have been my worst critique,but even so managed to win some awards for my art. I was given the opportunity to go to Europe after winning a competition.