Biography of 'the Accidental Artist'
The need to create something has been the driving force of my life.
I have spent my whole life having real practical training, originally
the plan was to become a designer/decorator,
but as we all know life can throw a curve ball into the best laid plans.
So my creative portfolio will not look like any other artist's, my experiences & jobs
are varied ways to express art. I can create/design your business advertising layouts,
cut & style your hair, sew and create anything from clothes to practical home needs, create fabulous dried floral arrangements & use a whole retail store as a functioning art palate, for merchandise display.
Another curve ball event, gave me a unique opportunity to return to grade one, it was presented to me, a field trip with my eldest grandchild’s grade one class to the Leighton Art Institute in Calgary’s foot hills.
Everyone in the little class was given a small drawing pad & a pencil, to go out into the very inspiring foot hills to sketch what we saw.
That field trip opportunity re-inspired a far too long dormant love of drawing.
Inspirations come in many forms, there are no end to the idea’s to draw, armed with graphite, colour & water colour pencil’s & Paper’s … so many wonderful types of paper’s to create on.
As like most artist, I believe art should speak to you, sooth you or move you,
inspire a conversation or make you laugh, at its best art should give you peace.
It has taken a life time to get back to the art of where I should have been all along,
needless to say,
I recommend that should you get the chance to
return to grade one, you should take it.