I have often been asked why I love demonstrating so much, and the answer is simply that I love nothing more than seeing the moment a student masters a new technique & the look of genuine pride on their face when they realise they have created something beautiful with their own hands (or brush)!
I am lucky enough to have a fantastic array of students & classes that I teach, and I often get some very heartwarming feedback. Recently I received a lovely email from a lady who had seen an article on me in Paint Magazine and was inspired to try out the techniques I was promoting. Her email is below:
"After reading your article in Paint Magazine I was inspired to try watercolour on canvas with texture. I was pleased with the result and found using watercolour a more pleasant experience.
When I later saw Blue Planet I had an idea to use the same technique to paint dolphins leaping through waves. I was delighted again with the result.
My two paintings make a pleasing pair. I would like to show them at my local church arts festival. If someone wanted to buy them, I would also wish to sell them. I (will) donate any money I get from selling my paintings to the charity East Anglia Children’s Hospice.
Feedback like this is exactly why I love teaching. Inspiring the next wave of homegrown artists with unique visions & passions that can be brought to life on canvas! Whether it's someone creating beautiful pieces that can decorate their own home, or whether I coach someone who goes on to be a commercially successful artist - the passion for me remains the same.
Contact me today to learn more about my classes or where I will be demonstrating in the near future.