Artist's Back to Basics

My Art is my Passion!

I have always done some sort of creative pursuit, but my art has manifested into a desire and a passion I cannot live without. I used to draw when I was a child as far back as I can remember. My first encounter with painting was more than 20 years ago when I started going to what was then known as ‘Folk Art”. I found myself getting very absorbed with this, but it was by chance that a woman did a workshop on how

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