Not afraid to become “AMAZING”!

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. This made me unpopular. My father remarried and I was transferred to my new home. It wasn’t a happy existence and to escape the madness, I would go into my room, grab a pencil and piece of paper and start making strokes. It took me far away, and to my amazement, my strokes started looking pretty good and I wanted to do more…for the rest of my life! From that time on, I’ve been interested in becoming an accomplished artist.

I love drawing and painting but I’m aware that I’m not where I want to be in terms of skill. While I was married, I had neither the time or the money for professional training (raising 3 children). My husband and one of my children were disabled and the demands of their care were extensive. Now that I’m retired, I am living alone and realize that the time has come for me to throw myself (100%) into my art. I don’t have a very long life to live and I need to move forward quickly toward realizing my goal of artistic mastery.

I want to learn more about drawing and painting people, still lifes and landscapes. I want to excel at proportions and perspective. Expanding my knowledge of color is also what I’m interested in learning, since I’m limited in this area. I am impressed with what your program offers, but since I live on a limited income, I am unable to afford to purchase your courses. I’m applying for this art instruction because I believe I have the motivation, abillity and dedication to become a really good artist. I feel I have much to offer, but I want to be better at it. Hopefully, I will be able to become an accomplished member of your academic and artistic community.

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