Three years ago when I started my Joyful Art journey I imagined some day I would be able to share my passion and my gift with others, leveraging my formal education as a teacher and countless hours at my easel. That day has arrived!! But first, a little background.
When I started my art journey I hadn't painted in over 30 years. I was still working in my corporate job and needed a medium that would wait for me in between conference calls. I found oils! Having never painted using oils, I spent countless hours watching other artists on YouTube, trying different materials, techniques and searching for guidance and direction. And then it appeared, there in my Facebook feed was an add for an artist teaching online instruction using the most beautiful colors I had ever seen!! That master painter is Nancy Medina. Since finding Nancy, I have taken multiple online and in person workshops with her and even traveled to France last summer to paint with her.
Nancy has been my biggest inspiration in my journey as she too left a corporate job to follow her dream. She gives freely of her knowledge, wisdom and encouragement.
They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery and while I don't plan to imitate Nancy and her wonderful online courses, I do plan to share what I have learned from her and others through personalized one on one oil painting instruction in my Joyful Art home studio in Scottsdale, AZ. And so my next chapter begins! I'm excited to pass along my learnings in the hope others will choose to follow their dreams, embrace their creativity and paint!
As my thank you to all those who have come before me, and those who will follow, I have provided a FREE "Oil Tips for Beginners" document in the Resources tab on my website.
Follow your dream wherever it takes you! You deserve it!