I started my art as a teenager by taking photos with a $12 camera.
I then took a painting course, but was severely disappointed when I couldn't paint a picture of a shiny vase of roses with a dewdrop sitting on a petal. I was told it was too difficult for a first painting. But that's what I wanted to paint, so I quit.
Once in a while I would experiment with textures etc., but the cost of getting my photos developed prohibited me from taking too many pics.
Then the local Art Gallery had a juried competition and I entered some photos and two of them were accepted for the show. Each of us were given a little note from the curator or director of the Burnaby Art Gallery and her note to me encouraged me to use more color. She also stated I had the beginnings of a strong of body work. These words simmered for years.
Then when... READ MORE