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Why do I draw? To portrait my son and my daughter

Artowrk by Francesco

My name is Francesco, I’m from Italy, I live in the south. I always tryed to improve my drawing techniques in order to have good portraits of my family. I use graphite pencils, charcoal, sanguine and sometimes white chalk on toned paper.

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Max Sibenius Trip

The many sides and Loves of a Retiree!

Hi, my name is Max Sibenius Trip, 79 years old Retiree of Dutch origin and live in Australia with my Scottish wife Isobel.

In 1997, I had my first encounter with the Art World, joining a local Art Group, learning Drawing and Painting Techniques from local Artists.

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Not afraid to become “AMAZING”!

Artworks by Sandy Fox

It’s been a long, rather fractured journey…please read on. I had just come out of an orphanage in the early forties and moved into a cinderblock basement with my grandmother and grandfather. There was an old stove, a washtub, a cardtable, an old chair and an incinerator. As my grandmother and grandfather played cards every night after dinner, I would sit in the big chair and draw pictures in my grandmother’s books.

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Overcoming Lifes’ Obstacles

Drawing by Charles Simmons

Drawing by Charles Simmons

For as long as I can remember I have had a love and passion to draw.

Through the years, due to various things in my life making demands on my time, drawing and art in general, has had different faces and roles in my life.
I had a very bad experience with an art instructor when I was about 13/14 years old.

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Creativity is my passion

Creativity is my passion

Drawing and story by Kat

Hello,

When I finished high school, I asked my parents if I could go to Art university. Long story short, they were of the opinion that it will not put bread on my table and that art school was only attended by druggies. My art teacher at high school tried to convince my parents that I was talented and to please let me go to the art university in the town where I lived. I was actually forbidden to go. I became an office manager, but art and creativity has always been a part of my life.

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Music of the heart

Artwork by Shanti Ranjan Sanyal

I am a health care professional in NHS and an amateur artist.

Art is not mere a leisure activity for me but helps me to de stress myself, in other words art is healing for me in my daily struggle.

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Artwork by Jamie Holmes

I need this course and your expertise

9 years ago I graduated from an art college. I was extremely excited and was looking to accomplish my dream of becoming a professional artist.

Today I am a full time artist with a successful art studio. I also teach private lessons to selected clients on one-on-one basis. Through the years I have motivated young artist to never stop studying art. We can never say we know it all. It also so happens that lots of my students enrolled at universities and competed their master degrees in art. I am still their own private tutor that will always play a role in their lives.

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Artwork by Gad Shani

Artwork by Gad Shani

I am 82 years old retired university professor. About 3 years ago I started painting, with no previous experience. I am still straggling.

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