Portrait of Angelina
Painting by Marcela Rogel de Pepper
Drawing and painting have always been part of my life. I remember my first drawing was a sketch of my favorite cartoons; I was probably eight or nine years old. It was then when I realized that I wanted to be an artist. However my parents could not afford to send me to an art school so I tried to teach myself by copying drawings and paintings from other artists and from books. When growing up, I started to work after school so that I could help my parents with bills etc. so I kind of left aside my dream of becoming an artist.
I moved to London with my husband and a few of years ago and I signed up into two different art courses, I was very disappointed as I didn’t learn from it at all, the teachers didn’t teach and I wasted the money, nevertheless I keep trying to teach myself by watching videos and reading books also by going to art galleries and to sketch paintings from the old masters.
I desperately want to improve my skills and have a proper art course and work hard to be the artist I always wanted to be. It will be a blessing to win this course!!