The Difference Three Years Has Made to My Art

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The Difference of Three Years

Let me ask you some questions.

Have you ever wanted to express yourself creatively and authentically on canvas, but don’t know how or where to begin?

Is there an artist in you that wants to come out but lack the skills to speak up or the confidence to ask for acknowledgement?

The Difference Three Years Can Make

On the left is my first ever painting, trying desperately to copy a Modigiliani.  On the right one is another portrait painted three years later, a study of Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”.

I’m not showing you this to brag about how talented I am (because for God’s sake, the world is in no shortage of talented people), but I’m showing you my progress to inspire you!

I have been working hard.  I have achieved this level of progress while at the same time co-founding a business and raising two young children.

So if I can do it, so can you!  Can you see what is possible if you pour your heart, your soul and you body into pursuing your dream?

Click here to sign up  for my FREE painting videos.  Let me share with you my artistic journey, and show you how exactly to paint “Girl with a Pearl Earring” using the old masters’ glazing technique (and in such simple terms that you will be able to paint her, too, even if you have never painted before).

You will not only be equipped with the knowledge to paint with oil, but you will also grow so much in confidence that you will no longer see the masters as legends and giants, but as your teachers, mentors or even as your peers.

Acknowledge the great artist within, and help her grow!  Sign up for my FREE video series, and let us dream BIG!

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