My first term in BA1 Fine Art Painting, Drawing and Printmaking is now behind me and these images are of my mini project in Painting and Colour Theory. The project was ‘Found Objects’ and it probably doesn’t come as any surprise that I linked the project to the recent loss of my Mum.
‘Her Colours’, ‘Her Bouquet’ and ‘Her Style’.
You may be confused – I am A Fine Art Photographer – what am I doing sharing some very student level attempts at painting? And why am I even attempting to paint when I am a photographer?
Well, if you are interested in the answer then please read on. Otherwise, my next post will have some exciting Fine Art Photography news – to me anyway – about my latest exhibition!
So, back to why I am doing what I am doing. One of my photography tutors felt I should be going on to do an MA in Fine Art Photography. Well, I may just do that, but not yet and it will be in Fine Art, not limited to photography. Furthermore, I’m just not ready. I am still developing as an artist and very keen to have the tools to express myself fully, without limitation. I have only school experiences of drawing and painting and I wanted to find out if I could bring all my learning together and become a fully rounded, credible artist.
Another comment I would like to share came from an artist acquaintance of mine who said “I never had to go to university to learn to paint – I just taught myself”.
Of course, being me, I took this personally, BUT, realistically and historically, the most famous artists always gravitated towards other likeminded souls, and where better to do this than from within an Art College, whilst learning valuable techniques through which to develop your ability and personal style.
Life is just too short to miss out on any opportunity that you feel is right for you.
Thank you for reading.