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Artwork by Marie Ange

I’M NEVER GIVING UP!
MY DREAM IS STILL ALIVE!!

Hello dear friends. Its Marie once Ange again.

After competing twice and not getting a place into the academy I gave up and vowed to NEVER try again.

However a few days ago a dear friend encouraged me to try once again. I realized that giving up my dream of becoming a world famous artist through the academy’s help would be betraying the trust that hundreds of street children and orphans have placed in me as an artist who give them hope and encouragement as I reach out to them weekly through my art.

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Artwork by Melinda Wilde

Artwork by Melinda WIlde

Vibrant Island Flare!

I am a mother of five, living on a beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Obviously I love art(or I wouldn’t be here!), but more than that, it has allowed me to be not just mother of five, chief cook, washer woman and dog walker.

Pursuing my art over the last 30 years has given me a persona beyond those very important jobs. I admit though, it took me years to say “I am an artist”…it kind of stuck in my throat as though I wasn’t worthy to be included in that realm of creative persons. As a result, I have a passion to help people create and have taught watercolour painting for many years to people who think they are not creative.

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Drawing by Dora Giannetti

Drawing by Dora Giannetti

Elizabeth the First Tribal Couture

Drawing for me is my First passion since I was a child, but my parents didn’t let me to study art and I suffered a lot because of that.

I tried to learn art later, but in Italy it is not very easy to find a classical drawing school.

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Artwork by Sue Hanson

Yes please I would love a crisp

I am a Registered Nurse who now teaches student nurses at Bournemouth University and have always enjoyed drawing and painting, but could never find time until recently.

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Artwork by Maryam

Contemporary Sensations

I’m a self-taught Oil, water, acrylic and charcoal artist, born in the city of Boston, MA in Nov 26 1993.

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Artwork by Carl Wesley Jean

Artwork by Carl Wesley Jean

Mother in the Digital Age

I am 82 years old and have been drawing or painting for as long as I can remember. I am largely self taught through books videos and art groups. Art has always been a hobby for me, even more so now since I am retired. I enjoy gifting my paintings to my friends and family. I am a volunteer facilitator of a senior’s art group at a community center.

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Artwork by Elena Ivri

My long way to the dream

Hello to all readers! I would like to introduce myself. My professional career is far from art: I’ve been a chemist working in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years. In addition to my interest in chemistry, I also have a passion for the fine art. For, the fine art makes my life more meaningful and bright.

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Golden years

Artwork by PradKris

I’m an engineer by profession and art lover by heart. Art is something that has always fascinates me with it’s limitless possibilities of what is, what could be and what can never be. It’s a language of expression.

I want to learn drawing proper perspectives, composition and rendering correct tonal values to match the light/shadows.

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Portrait of Suvi

Portrait of Suvi

Painting by Swapnil Jagtap

My name is Swapnil Jagtap. I’m a 24-year-old and I live in India. I’m doing drawing and Paintings since I was 8 years old as a hobby and I think I’m now becoming good at it so I wanted to turn my hobby into my profession.

I cannot live without art. Let me rephrase. I could but I don’t want to. I feel it’s the only thing that makes me really happy but also it makes me feel stressed, nervous, every work is hard to do and that makes me feel alive. It’s a good stress.

Sometimes I hear people say to me when I told them I’m an artist, “oh, how lucky you are, I wish I could do that”. They don’t realize it’s also stressful and hard and requires a lot of patience and dedication, no, they just see it in an idealistic way. But as stressful as it can be, it’s the only thing that makes me feel good about myself and where I think I’m good at. Let’s explain that better. I’m EXTREMELY insecure about what I do. I never feel anything is good enough, but with art, I have learned that I’m good at this. Well, I don’t really believe it but I try to believe and sometimes I think I am good.

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