I was a born artist and always wanted to go to an art school for a strong foundation but somehow I couldn’t get in there. But my passion for art couldn’t stop me at any point and brought me face-to-face with art while leaving my job and all mundane concerns behind.
Hi! I’m Leonardo Barbosa, and about five months ago I decided to leave my professional career till that moment and go to pursuit my goals that were connected with my intellectual/spiritual affairs.
The girl in dark
I’m Hamna Gadar, as long as I can remember I have had a love and passion to draw since a very young age.
I always did well in art classes and aspired to be an artist as I grew up.
Drawing by Rosa Hogle
Art has always been my passion since childhood. In my 20’s I got my Art Degree from San Carlos Art Academy in Mexico City. Later, I got married and moved to USA, where I took art classes at Bowling Green University and Toledo Art Academy.
Artwork by Melissa
Creating things by painting and drawing gives me great pleasure and sometimes I actually create things that I think are nice to look at (just for myself).
I am a mother of 3 young children and secondary school teacher. I took art to de stress and meditate and found that I really enjoy it as it helps me switch off.
I feel an immense satisfaction and achievement when I finish a piece of art work and I look forward to being able to draw. I never really had time for hobbies as an adult and didn’t have any opportunities for hobbies as a child so discovering art has given me a new direction/passion in life. I find realism appealing and equally challenging.
The Older, the Better!
I have been doing art for almost 60 years! I never tire of trying to discover more ways to paint and draw. Art (and music, mainly piano) have the highest priorites in my life (especially since my children grew up).
I teach classical piano, which by the way, is a tremendous help in the making of art, look at Felix Mendlessohn, a wonderful watercolorist as well as composer and pianist.
My name is Terry Jackson; I am female, despite the spelling of my name. I am originally from Virginia but currently live in Maryland.
In addition to art, I enjoy playing the guitar, watching Orioles baseball, meditation and listening to music. I started drawing seriously when I was 10 years old. My childhood drawings consisted mostly of cartoon characters and houses.
From Micheal Smith (Mishy)
I have recently discovered my passion for visual arts once again as I hadn’t produced a piece of work for over 20 years until now. I wanted to experience life before I would restart my work. I certainly have done that now what I’ve learnt is life is all about cycles its ups and downs it’s love and heart breaks.
Drawing is where is turn to when I am overwhelmed with workload and frustration due to my profession, taking me to a different world where I forget the busy distraction of life. Due to my profession (construction) I don’t get time to draw and I missed the only thing where I can be myself. Lately, I’ve been trying hard to take out any little time i have to draw even if it means taking days to complete a piece.