New Life in Retirement
Story and artwork from Colin Kelly
I am 67 and believed all my life I couldn’t draw.
Something grabbed my attention when I realised drawings are built up in layers.
Now needing to learn subtlties in drawing and not be so heavy handed or using blending as often.
Art is a great activity in retirement as it is creative and a very social activity, throwing me into contact with many interesting people.
My artwork “Engaged” is of a 93 lady giving her full attention to someone in conversation. It reflects my weaknesses as mentioned above.
It was a challenge to try and capture the different textures of skin, hair and different types of clothing.
Drawing is giving me a new life in retirement so please vote for me so I can take this journey even further.