I have just received my Diploma for the Watercolour Course and am thrilled to have gained the added bonus of Distinction. I cannot thank my tutor, Jem Bowden enough for his patient and encouraging critiques. I started the course as a very novice artist and spent the first few months learning and developing techniques without being sure where my direction lay.
Towards the end of last year I found an old album of photos from a safari in Kenya and that was the turning point. My love of watercolour has turned into a passion for wild life art. This is the direction I want to go. I also thank my tutor for pointing me in the direction of some exceptional wild life artists. This has given me a focus and helped me develop a looser style.
I have been inspired to book on various courses relating to wild life and hope to go on another safari in the future with an art tutor. I attach a few of my paintings which I would be happy for you to put up in the gallery if they are good enough. My long term aim is to be able to sell to have more money to donate to conservation charities. Receiving a Distinction may give me a small boost in this direction.