I have been painting for the last 20 years.
I am 64 years old, retired and now happily persuing my passion for painting. I enjoy creating my version of what I see or am influenced by, placing my “twist” into the finished piece.
I paint using Oils, however, I use the oil paint more like Acrylic, thinly building up the paint often using a restricted pallet.
Painting for me is “Fun” and should make everyone seeing it happy or laugh out loud. I would best describe myself these days as a “Professional – Amateur self taught Artist”.
I am fortunate enough to sell most of what I produce as Commissioned pieces, which are often House Portraits or other work via Exhibitions, Art Auctions and Craft/Art Markets.
In addition to the above my time is spent visiting Art Groups for Demonstrations or Workshops. As part of the Lymm Village Festival, I also hold a four day Pop-up-Gallery each year to showcase my work.
Most important to me is that I thoroughly enjoy painting and have over time developed my own style to ensure I stay fresh and engaged with every piece I produce.
There is no correct way to paint, painting to a high standard but in a childlike way is fine by me. Many thanks Paul Scates.