Web Art Academy Survey Archive

I would like to learn to paint and painting as part of my retirement

I would like to learn to paint and painting as part of my retirement

Feedback from Bob Rose

I am currently a Registered Nurse of 27 years and am currently doing consulting work with Long Term Care and Rehabilitation. I am 56 years old and have two sons and two grandchildren. I love animals and currently live on a small hobby farm of 7 acres.

I have always admired art of all mediums, but have spent most of my time trying to learn on my own the world of canvas work and drawing. I spend a large part of my time off from work viewing work of artist of various styles trying to pick up tips on composition, tones etc.

The challenge that I am most afflicted with is that I spend a lot of time trying for realism vs. taking the whole composition into perspective and realizing sometimes the simplest touches are the major touches. I also struggle with realizing that it is alright to take several days to weeks to finish a piece and work on something different to give my thoughts and views an opportunity to develop. …

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I always wanted to be a professional artist

I always wanted to be a professional artist

Feedback from Jane Thompson

I have always wanted to be a professional artist and although that possibility might be past now, I still want to learn as though I was a professional.

Art is now my main interest and I try to paint or draw every day.

No matter how much one works and practices there is always something to learn and I love to learn about art techniques and art itself. …

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Follow your dream!

Follow your dream!

Feedback from Ogniana Vakavlieva

I’m 44 years old. Art is very important in my life.

My first Higher education was in Economics, but 20 years ago I started to paint on silk. Then I studied Decorative painting in Barcelona and started work in a studio.

Then I decided to leave the Economic field and dedicate myself fully to art. It was a difficult decision to leave everything including my work which helps you earn many. I started investigate My INNER SELF. …

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Does art have the power to save lives?

Does art have the power to save lives?

Feedback from Andrea Toro

Hi. I’m Andrea.. A Graphic Designer from Colombia. As a designer and a very sensitive human being, i seek up everything related to art, actually, Art’s my true love. Not that i don’t like to design tough but i find art more rewarding for personal growth, sometimes i see myself a lot inside the marketing field and i just feel like i’m always selling stuff people don’t need through my soulless designs. Just a Tool.

That’s the problem, when art was a more active part of my designs and my life, back when i was at college, i enjoyed what i was, i felt home. But as the time went by, i just had to do what i was told to do, very fast, very straightforward, just to sell stuff and not because i felt like it, or if i liked it or not, or if i had a “gut feeling” that something was right or wrong, was and still is definitely not important. …

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My desire is to retire soon and paint full-time

My desire is to retire soon and paint full-time

Feedback from Rose Buhr

I’m 62 years young and have been painting seriously, well as seriously as I can with a full time job, for four years.

I have to really discipline myself to do my work as my art takes up every ounce of my thinking, planning, energy. I absolutely love it. I am completely right-brained so the fact that I ended up being an accountant is very strange to me. Now that I have started exercising my creative side I just can’t stop. My desire is to retire soon and paint full-time.

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I would like to choose my career as a professional artist

I would like to choose my career as a professional artist

Feedback from Subha

Hi.. I am 29 year old female from India.

I am inspired by the world of paintings since my schooling.. I draw quite a good pencil sketches.. I love colors and painting from my deep soul.. Being a creator or admirer it feels like paintings can heal everything..

I would like to choose my career as a professional artist.. I believe in learning things properly from the core which is most essential for any successful beings. …

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Love for art and life

Love for art and life

Feedback from Kanchan Mehendale

I am an artist based in Singapore. I started painting as a hobby. Over the years it has moulded my life, the way I view people, events, things and the world.

My primary challenge is to translate human emotions and actions onto a canvas and I would like to learn this over everything else.

I believe the Web Art Academy course will help me grow as an artist and add more depth to my art works. I love to paint from the heart and visually delight the viewer as well as add a thought, a story or an emotion to the painting. …

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I need to acquire the skills to immortalize my art

I need to acquire the skills to immortalize my art

Feedback from Junior Shelver

I’m 65 years old now. I spent a lifetime as a passionate artist. Sadly I started focusing on commercial art, illustration and cartooning and never got into fine art as I chased after a dream of making a good income.

I love the warmth and feel of painting and would love to paint and make a success of it.
So, currently I sit in my studio in from of my Wacom tablet creating educational books, charts and other related stuff and simply cannot escape for the following reason. …

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I want to devote my whole life to painting

I want to devote my whole life to painting

Feedback from Katerina Bukuros

My name Katerina. I am from Ukraine.
I want to devote my whole life to painting. I’m 28 years old. I have been engaging in drawing 6 years. Now, I’m looking for a way to improve my drawing and painting skills. In my country, I could not find the proper art tuition, but I am inspired by your courses.

I paint intuitively, as I do not have required knowledge in academic drawing. Without that knowledge it’s difficult to depict people properly. …

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I feel and think I am ready for something more

I feel and think I am ready for something more

Feedback from Brad J Stacey

I am an artist that years ago had 5 children, all one year apart from each other. I was literally halted in my art production efforts and I feel eager to get back into the seeing of producing and hopefully showing. They are now older, and at this point in my life, I feel I can see the light at the end f the tunnel of the intense part of parenting. I feel and think I am at this point in time, ready for something more.

Art is very important to me, as well as the Fine Arts in general. Always has been and always will be. My life is rather empty if I am not creating something, and enjoying the satisfaction of creating something beautiful and meaningful and expressive.

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