My name is Kim and I live in Australia, I live with my husband and son and suffer from a chronic illness called Fibromyalgia which has seriously messed with my brain. Basically up until 11 years ago I lived almost completely in my left brain.... now I spend most of my time in my right brain and I've become so arty that I can't keep up with myself.
Depending on health and finances I get to every course I can get to because you never know when you’ll have an “ahh” experience and see what you do in a totally new light. Although I love finding internet based courses because I can study at my own pace and it totally makes up for the fact that there are no real art courses locally. For a few hours a week you can paint under supervision, but there's no real teaching or you can mentor but again, no real teaching about composition, colour mixing, etc
Although I've tried a few different things, eg henna art, I work as a Nail Artist but in the past year have been working towards large paintings (at least large when compared to the nail as a canvas). My favourite kind of art is impressionism and I love working with oils
In the last week I came across this website http://willkempartschool.com/ and have absorbed everything that's free to access. He makes it so easy to understand, keeps energy high and doesn't talk down or patronize you during the videos.
I'm saving up to start the paid courses, but here's my first Acrylic Lesson - Seascape