I retired from a career in law enforcement after 36 years of service. When I was recruited my Mother told the recruiting officer during a home interview that I was too sensitive to be a police officer. As a Nurse she was well aware of the dark side of humanity that policing exposes one to and she was not happy about my pursuit of such a life. The recruiting officer told her that what the world needed was police officers with more sensitivity and compassion and it sounded like I was just what he was looking for. So it began, and my Mother was right, but I never quit there were just too many people that needed help.
My Rhythm of Lines And Colours of Emotions
Hi, My name is Melike. I’m 27 years old and from Turkey-Antalya. I graduated from university which department is labour economics and industrial relation.After university I worked with international companies in human resources department for 2 years and then I left my job because I never felt myself belonged there. When ı was young my parents were always telling to me you should go to university which has given guaranteed that job and money. But I preferred painting despite everything.
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.