Debi has just completed the Children’s illustration Diploma course and we are proud to showcase her work along with her story on this blog. I hope that you find it inspiring.
“…..After being diagnosed with restrictive health problems in 2005 i needed to find a focus in my life.
I was watching the wonderful Charles Evans programme one day and he really inspired me to pick up my paints again and have a go, I have no formal art training as such and reneged on a place at Art College in the 70’s in favour of getting a job….i needed to fund getting to my Punk rock gigs somehow!
I have worked as a Detail Painter in the past, painting fine china and plaques, after re-discovering the joy of painting again i decided that that was all the therapy i needed, i have always loved Illustration and would sit for hours from a young age trying to emulate the beautiful, highly detailed illustrations in my Faery story books. I wondered if there might be a Home Study course somewhere on this subject, fired up the computer and found this almost straight away!
I enrolled as soon as i could and with the gentle, encouraging and wonderfully humerous tuition of Jan I could feel my confidence returning, I am nearly at the end of the course now and it has taken me a little longer than some due to my health problems ( and the soiree’s into the Pet Portrait world! thanks Melanie and the members of Pet Portrait forum for their wonderful help when i needed to earn some money to fund art materials! )
My goal at the moment is to finish the course and strive to do the best work I can ( and get the trim marks and bleed right for once!!! not my strongest point! ) then embark on the follow up course and see where I end up, but for the moment im enjoying the journey immensely!…”
Debi aka Moonstone