When in junior school, I loved painting and used to demo at the parent teacher evenings. In secondary school, art was left behind in favour of academic subjects. I returned to art after my husband had a back injury. To help him, I learned reflexology and had such success I gave up the accountancy job and became a complementary therapist. Whilst building the practice, I returned to art to occupy my spare time. Taking classes at the local adult college, I gained a City & Guilds qualification in Creative Watercolour. This is one of my exam pieces
I love learning new techniques and then trying to assimilate them in my own work. Not always will I use what I've learned, but the ones that sit very comfortably with me stay.
I created a website to showcase my paintings www.patelliottpaintings.co.uk but had so many people ask me how I created and why I created that I started a blog- a journey with watercolour and my dog- where you get an insight into how and why I do what I do - you also get the bonus of hearing a little about life with our rescue dog, Missy. www.patelliottpaintings.
love, to help another. I express that best in this post about Inspiration. Through blogging, Cindi found me and invited me to a community of painters and artists called Painting Friends. Its full of like minded people who like to chat, challenge and encourage in your painting journey. Through blogging, Dion found me and we've become friends. I'm enjoying watching her grow. We're in the same room.
You want to know about the room? You'll find it in my blog, under The Great Scheme of Things and Artistic Ambition
I hope you've enjoyed this foray into my world and I look forward to becoming friends with you.
Until that day