I love colour and I am not really a fine detail person! I find that when I start painting, I lose myself in the tones and hues more than the exact size and shape of things. It's true of my thinking style I am a big picture thinker and an ideas person and then I hand the fine detail over to someone else.

I always had a pencil and paper in my hand as a child and used to love sitting on trains and buses looking out of the window and drawing whatever I saw. However, I was not encouraged to take art at school and was only able to take it as an extra subject in my final year and surprisingly obtained an Art O Grade certificate which was probably my proudest achievement.

When I went to college to study to be a teacher, I used to draw and paint all my visual aids and often received compliments from fellow students and the pupils.

However, life took over from art after that and I went to live in London and then off travelling to other countries where I lived in Finland and Japan over a 3 year period. Perhaps that is why I still love to paint snow and Koi ( subliminal influencers)

When I came back to live in London, I was too busy to pick up a paint brush or pencil and then I met my hubby and had 2 ankle biters!!! My oldest daughter is already 14years old and the other one is 8. Finally, last year, I decided that life was too short and that I wanted to get back into my painting, thanks to the internet, I have been able to take refresher tutorials from home, buy materials and get started!

Now I am facing the next challenge, daring to exhibit my stuff in public as part of the local art circle - who, although they welcome artists of all levels, appear to be professionally trained on the main!

Well, watch this space, I have invested a lot of time and emotion into this so fingers crossed, I won't be rejected!!!!!

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Comment by Laura Shelton on October 23, 2016 at 10:20am

You deserve every good thing that you will be receiving from your art because you are that good...you have just an insanely gorgeous natural way of adding feeling and emotion to a painting that I have seen in a very long time...


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