I can also be reached via http://faithpuleston.blogspot.com/.
I am British but live in Herdecke, a small town in Germany.
I was born in Wales and studied singing, piano, composition and music theatre in London. After completing my finals (Recital Diploma), I moved to Europe to learn German and attend theatre auditions. I sang leading roles in opera throughout Europe until I had to drastically curtail my theatre work to concentrate on being a single parent. My activities include translating, teaching, composing and arranging music, coaching rhetoric and voice, running a barbershop chorus, writing professionally for a schoolbook publisher, writing poems and stories for my own pleasure. I came to painting on a regular basis in 2000 and have worked intensively at it since then.
It’s ages since I wrote the above lines, and quite a while since I was a regular visitor to Red Bubble. Actually, it’s quite a while since I painted anything worth posting anywhere and I haven’t been writing, either. After an accident to my painting hand and faced with a few other minor medical problems, my motivation dwindled to almost nothing. Now I am trying to get back on track by changing mediums – to watercolor – and grappling with some of the weaknesses in my work which are immediately uncovered when working in this sensitive and unforgiving medium. Maybe there will be something to post soon. I’ll see what I can find!
Another 22 months passed after writing all that. I’ve tried to catch up in my journal! The desire to promote my painting petered out when I almost stopped the activity altogether. Now I have a couple of projects on the go and will post the results eventually. I’m back on track with my writing (see journal entry) and music is my life companion, my lighthouse in the storm.