Joyful art is fueled by curiosity.
I’m a hobby artist — mostly self-taught — and truly grateful for the generous teachers who share their knowledge through YouTube.
Most of my pieces are created intuitively, meaning I cover the canvas randomly with colour, bits of collage and charcoal marks, adding layer upon layer until I have a background that speaks to me. From there I loosely sketch out whatever subject I see peeking out from the mish-mash. Each painting is a journey and most are quirky or odd in some way.
You may notice that some of my pieces have a seam running down the centre. That’s because I paint in art journals made from altered books. The crease happens when a painting is spread over two pages. If you’re intrigued by the thought of giving a second life to unloved or damaged books, there are hundreds of how-to videos and articles to help you get started.
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Wishing you all the best of the day.