Welcome to our Members Showcase! We are delighted to present Ted from Queensland,Australia

 

Ted creates his art works using a variety of mediums

To see more of Ted's work; please visit his Gallery;- 

http://theartcolony.ning.com/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenN...

Bio

My initial art journey started and ended at school, I hated art lessons and in fact on open day all my so called art was hidden from view.

Later on in life I lived in St Ives, Cornwall, which has a very large art community. I personally knew a lot of the local artists but never had any desire to pursue art in any form. Looking back, what a missed opportunity.

I moved to Australia in 1974 and in 2004 at the age of 65 was nearing retirement so I was looking for a hobby other than fishing, watching sport and music. I decided to try picture framing, just for my own use, so started downloading pictures from the internet to frame and hang on the wall. I then thought, why download the pictures, why not produce your own.

My first inspiration was Frank Clarke on TV. I know Frank specialises in water colour but I went out and bought some brushes and some oil paints. I only painted one oil painting and did not like all the associated smells. I switched to Acrylics but didn’t like them as they dried too quickly. Next was watercolour. I really enjoyed this medium and used them for several years. I eventually got fed up with using wet mediums and switched once more. This time to Pastels. Inspired by our fellow member Colin Bradley I started using pastel pencils. I really enjoyed pastels but eventually the dust became a chore having to clean up so much. Coloured pencils are now my preferred medium but I have found that they are probably the hardest of all to use successfully. I have been using them for 3 or 4 years and am still on a learning curve. Faber Castell are my first choice but I have a small range of Prisma and Derwent as well. By the way, I sign my works on the back as I don’t believe in intruding on a piece of art by writing on the front.

I have been on several different art site over the years and am grateful to all of them for the experiences. Being on The Art Colony has been a great experience as there are so many diverse artists aboard and although I don’t use a lot of the mediums I am always interested in seeing other peoples works. I will never badly criticise anyone’s work as I believe we all do the best we can at that particular moment. I deem it a great honour to be invited to contribute to the Member's Showcase.

I thank you all for all your gracious and meaningful comments and look forward to your continued support and encouragement.

Ted

Ted's Showcase

Thank you for looking ......and please do take a look at Ted's Page

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Awesome. Congratulations Ted . Well deserved recognition.  I enjoyed your gallery and look forward to seeing more.

Well 'morning Ted!'
Really enjoyed that with my morning coffee! Interesting life...from the southwest of England, then to Australia! You can see this clearly in your art! Just Love all the different pieces and subjects...you can see your personality, you've got a sense of humor, you make me smile...but you are also very sensitive...and you are certainly not afraid to take a challenge on! Well done! Thanks for all the positive encouragement you give others too, yes! We all need it!
I think my personal favs are the lighthouse, your niece made from make up!!!! Amazing! A nun from some chapel, the spider!!! The multicolored bird, a sunset beach one...fantastic reflection, o! and oleg!!!! I could go on! Keep up the great work!

Hello and i just happened upon this page. Good luck for me. We have known each other for many years and i am so happy you got featured. So deserved my friend. Your work is always a delight to view and may your skills continue.  Love Lamoine

hi ted!

congratulations. love your art soooooo much.

shell xx

Congratulations Ted  for being the featured artist  good to read about your art journey, keep all your great work coming !!

Hey Ted :)

Congrats on being featured on TAC's member's showcase - you way deserve it! I admire your great artwork! Amazing diversity, beautiful coloring, neat lines and curves, great sense of humour and fabulous ideas! I enjoyed your bio, too :) - please keep your awesome artwork coming.

Best wishes my friend :)

P

Congratulations on your profile, I always enjoy going to peruse your art, such inspiration and motivation to try new things.

Hello Ted, I haven't been around much (for one reason and another), but stopped by today and was happy to see my old friend being featured! Congratulations! Well Deserved!  Big Hug, Marguerite XO

Hey you!!!!!!....lol....well well looks like a big CONGRATS (and a handshake...hee hee) is in order my friend....so happy to see you featured in TAC member's showcase this time around....an honour well deserved....enjoyed your bio as well as your featured artworks....truly amazing....enjoy the spotlight Ted....keep the creativity going....Nelson

Congratulations  Ted on your Art Feature... a wonderful Art display, a lovely variety of works so beautifully done.. Barbara C

Yikes!...that has got to be sooooo frustrating huh?....glad you got things fixed...oh and no apologies necessary...oh and youre very welcome....have a great evening....it is evening right?....lol

Ted said:



Nelson Failing said:

Hey you!!!!!!....lol....well well looks like a big CONGRATS (and a handshake...hee hee) is in order my friend....so happy to see you featured in TAC member's showcase this time around....an honour well deserved....enjoyed your bio as well as your featured artworks....truly amazing....enjoy the spotlight Ted....keep the creativity going....Nelson

Thank you Nelson I do in deed deem it an honour to be featured and I always appreciate the great comments you leave. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, computer has been down for three days. I was hacked and my server closed me down for three days while they cleared all the spam. I was getting 150/200 emails a day from spammers. All OK now.

Take care.  Ted

WOW!!!!....congratulations Ted well deserved. Must give you a buzz to be chosen ha!............I am as great fan of yours anyway. I love ALL your work. ONCE AGAIN.....WELL DONE YOU....

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