I've been reliably informed that age 2 or 3 I drew a huge elephant, using the whole of my blackboard, and proudly proclaimed it as such. So I guess it must have started there.
Various college courses ensued, following a promising start at school where I drew nothing but horses... The degree was fun, though I came away rather disillusioned. Nobody seemed to want a"naive", "traditional" artist.
Before this turns into a sob story, I met some great friends and a wonderful husband while at Uni, so no complaints there!
Moving swiftly on to 1998, after working for some years in the animal care profession(while dreaming of being an artist), my mind was still ringing with images from the TV Movie. They had to have an outlet. The above image was the result. I called the painting 'Inspiration' because it sparked so many more paintings and set me off on a most interesting journey, which still continues to amaze me.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
The Offstage Theatre Group commissioned this poster for their appearance at GallifreyCon, scheduled 16th - 18th February 2007 in Los Angeles. The original painting is 8"x12"(A4), acrylic and pen on watercolour paper.
By a strange twist of fate, I'll be at Gallifrey Con too. It will be my first trip to the States, ever! I can't wait. The traveller in me is already rubbing her hands together in excitement and anticipation.
I'll be selling my wares, in my capacity as 'Doctor Who Artist' and hopefully meeting some rather interesting people. Not only that, but I hope to catch a glimpse of Hollywood too, if the weather allows.
Check out the GallifreyCon link for more details.
Because I'll get a rare sleep-in(yay!), while Dear Hubby takes Toddling Rosie to nursery, I'm staying up far too late tonight, playing with this, my new Blog.
Casting my musings out to the Cosmos has never appealed to me. However, I've come to realise that without a website(more later), the wonderful people who like to see and buy my artwork have no idea what I'm up to, unless I contact them direct. That takes time and time is something I don't have(I've stretched it too thin already!).
So, I've taken the plunge, encouraged by fellow friends and artists who've done the Blog thing and haven't expired, yet.
Wish me luck, and bear with me. It might get more interesting soon...