Monday, December 8, 2008

This is La Spagnola, a portrait in Acrylics based on a photograph.
This is Collie, a commisioned pastel portrait of a well-loved pet

This is Gregg the Pirate , my first attempt at a pastel portrait back in 2005. Gregg was a member of my daughter's pirate crew at the time.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Artist, Emerging

A few years ago I resolved to become a professional visual artist. This was part of my decision not to teach full-time anymore. Healthwise, I'd had a bit of trouble with my heart, so I had decided that enough was enough. This time round I was going to do my own thing and work for myself.

Rightly or wrongly, I did not rush off to enrol in an Art course. I already had a few letters after my name, including a Masters Degree in Educational Studies, so I figured I could learn on the job, so to speak, while continuing to work part-time as a substitute teacher.

This blog is about my adventures so far in my efforts to emerge in this new career.