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Following a dream

Drawing and story from Olga

Hi there! My name is Olga and I am a beginner artist. Since I was a child I loved to draw and to observe the world in its natural shapes and colours. During the last few years I ended up pursuing other fields and only now I feel like I am ready to come back to my oldest dream.

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A journey back in time

Artwork and story from Carmelina Fauteux

I have always drawn since I was 6 years old and I had a portfolio of drawings. In college my professors never showed any classical techniques they were abstract artists. Today I teach art to 2 small schools in NH. I am a scribe for the SCA, a medieval educational society. I have been doing award scrolls for them. I used to do just the illumination, but started to practice my calligraphy on recreating a Beastiary.

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Passion deserves everything

Artwork and story by Sarah Elsebai

I’m a self taught artist, started painting on stones 4 years ago then I decided to leave my work as a free lance translator for philosophical books in order to be a full time artist.

Now art is my life I feel it’s like an ocean that I can never reach its end but I enjoy exploring it.

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Every image tells a story

Artwork and story by Charles Gilliam

Random Thoughts

Storytelling is the conveying of events in words, sound and/or images, often by improvisation or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and narrative point of view. The term ‘storytelling’ is used in a looser sense to refer to techniques used in other media such as paint and color pencil to unfold or disclose the narrative of a story.

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Artwork by Steve Blacks

“What have I just done”

Hi I’m a mature amature artist I love painting in watercolours , with all the problems it throws at you you never know what’s coming next (well I don’t not all the time).

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Art as a Form of Meditation

Story from Stefka

I am Bulgarian and have lived in Ireland in the past 15 years. This is my home now and Ireland has inspired me a lot and made me grow both professionally and spiritually.

Here, I found my passion about art. About a year ago, one night, I just took a piece of paper and a pencil and felt the urge to draw. That night I spent about five hours drawing all what was around me – furniture, potted flowers, my feet, legs, hands, some portraits from the internet. It seemed that I couldn’t stop. The next morning I called a friend of mine and asked: “Will you teach me how to draw?” For my surprise, she said “YES!” with great enthusiasm and the same evening arrived with a bunch of A3 size paper and some pencils and charcoal and this is where my journey began.

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Passion of art

My name is Christopher Pam I am from Nigeria. Ever since I was six I began to pick up my pencil to draw. That was when art first called me. Art is my life it’s everything to me and I want to be great at it.

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Portraits by Frank Griffen

Why these people matter

I received my teaching credential nearly forty-five years ago. It was not easy. I earned my AA and then worked and saved for two years before going back to complete my BA degree and earn my teaching credential. Even so, there was not enough money, so I spent the last semester living in my car.

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Justyna GIza art

I was born in south of Poland. ​I graduated from the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow.

Working as paintings restorer I have been in close contact with the paintings of Old Masters and the way they create their paintings. I try to use this observation in my paintings but there are still so many secret in technology I can’t understand.

The greatest inspiration for me is the period of renaissance specially Flemish.

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Artwork by Charles Gilliam

Always striving to grow as an artist

My name is Charles “Chuck” Gilliam. I am an artist currently living in American Fork, Utah, having moved to Utah from Texas. Born into a military family has offered me an opportunity to travel and see much of this country. These travels afforded me a great source of materials on which I have based my illustrative works. Having three children of my own, has only added to my resources for painting. Plus, many years of working as a professional illustrator and graphic designer, I have found himself in a position of determining images to tell a story.

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