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New Zealander,adopted by Australia. Never realised I had any creativity until I swapped Latin for art. My great art school teacher encouraged me to try for Fine arts diploma and attend university. A blink later I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer. Thought you just sketched frocks not have to draft patterns etc!!Both my father and teacher all but disowned me when I and decided painting faces (makeup) was my thing. Makeup is a form of art I think.
Can't really remember anything I learnt formally. So I am basically self teaching my way along.I probably get caught up in too much detail as I paint with canvas board on my lap watching TV,playing music and eating chocolates!
My greatest influences were Pietro Annigoni.His charcoal series of faces..the haunting eyes. Then Mago.. Mago (Maurizio Goracci)
I am so blessed to have stumbled on this website.So many extremely talented people who are so giving of their time,constructive feedback and direction.I am learning so much. Thank you PIL from the bottom of my heart.Because of you, and your generous comments I have come to believe in myself a little more... and maybe my paintings are half ok. Warm wishes to you all and thanks for including me in this wonderful PIL family...Margaret :)
Are you aware of assistant dogs (apart from seeing eye dogs) and the magic therapy they are for people with PTSD plus any tips for painting black dogs?
Latest commentBeautiful, love the sweet face turned up...the eyes flowing with love, the little red collar and the white fluffy chest. So cute! The blue blanket in the soft folds...just pure perfection....these... Brenda Forsey