Diary of an Artist: My Story Part One
Hello everyone. I’m excited to share with you the launch of my new vlog series!
Diary of an Artist: My Story Part One is the first in a series of vlogs about my life and how I’ve ended up becoming an artist. I want to share with you how I came to set up my own art business and how my childhood led to me choosing the subject matter I focus on in my paintings.
One of the things I loved about my childhood was that it was ever-changing. Because my dad worked for an airline, we got to do lots of travelling around Europe, living a sort of nomadic and cosmopolitan lifestyle. When I was young and going from place to place, I noticed how each country seemed to have its own landscape. When you travel from one country to another, the landscape seems to change as well, something I find very inspirational.
There was one time when I was living in northern Italy in Turin with my family. Believe it or not, we actually drove all the way to Spain! We set off at 8 in the morning and spent a total of 12 hours on the road. We drove through the south of France and as we went through Provence, there was a particular scene that hit me and has never left me since; it was a huge, open space full of lavender fields. I remember finding that scene really beautiful and picturesque. In fact, right then and there I thought it would be a great idea to paint it. I thought it would be an even better idea to get out of the car and run through the fields! Unfortunately, we didn’t stop.
On the other hand, Paris wasn’t as captivating. We stopped over in the big city and it was too hot and sweaty…to add to that, right below our hotel there was a jazz band playing. All we wanted was to get to sleep, yet this jazz band decided to play till 3 in the morning! Needless to say, the next morning when we set off again, we were all exhausted. We drove on and as we left Paris and came into the countryside, though as we drove into Spain, the landscape was somewhat dry and barren. All that was on my mind were those fields of lavenders…
That’s it for part one! Be sure to look out for part two on my website.
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