Art has been pumping through my veins from a small child. I have vivid recollections of watching my mum painting flowers outside a window and the disappointment when we took a couple of her pieces to be framed and the framer didn’t have the wild excitement I did to just how fabulous her work was.

It was at that point I realised, at the tender age of 8, that it is pure talent that makes artists fabulous, many people can draw, few will be recognised for it. There needs to be something more, something special that only practice and determination can accomplish…it was then that I drew the first thing I was truly proud of…a horse, I believe mum still has it somewhere.

I paint, I draw, I photograph, I use any and all mediums that fall under my fingers and don’t rest until I’ve achieved at least some mastery of them. My art’s my sanity, what keeps me at peace with the world and these are some of the finished pieces from the multitudes of scraps.

  • Age: 30
  • Joined: July 2007

Journal

Drawing an identity

Desire to draw has hit again. Practise is necessary, it’s been a long time, but the surge of excitement that rears its head when a face begins to emerge from the page, taking on a third dimension and, finally, an identity is impossible to ignore. / So it’s time to draw. / Time to pull out the ever faithful tin of grey-lead pencils, the kneadable eraser that doubles as a stress ball an…
Posted almost 9 years – Leave a comment

Life getting in the way of art....

Am I the only one that has found life can get in the way of art? / I joined here over 6 months ago and fell in love, a place where artists, and it seems, a huge amount of Melbourne artists can conjugate compare and show off their work…it was heaven. / But then I continued into my second year at University and spent more time exercising my literary prowess than my visual arts. / And I’…
Posted almost 11 years – Leave a comment

Where to begin...

I’ve been looking at this option since I first moved into RedBubble…and still have no clue what to write in it, I have no fabulous series to show off, no cause to paint for (although in the past…) or indeed anything else that might be considered remotely interesting enough to constitute a blog. / And I’m still stuck for ideas. So this is my hello, my thanks for stopping by…
Posted over 11 years – 5 comments
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