Pen Pals - An artists story of interactive travel, exploring, adventure, while being a mum of three.
I am about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, hitching a ride! getting ready to paint some of the most picturesque places in the world, meet people of all different backgrounds and cultures and make a lot of friends on the way, all without getting on a boat or a plane or even leaving my home on the Isle of Man.
Being a mother of three children and trying to get by honestly on an artists wage doesn’t give me much time or equity to travel, and for me, travel was my greatest inspiration to paint before those beautiful boys of mine blessed me with their smiles. Having visited many countries and absorbing the beauty of the different landscapes, it was South Africa that started me on my exhilarating journey in oils, and with that, the itch to see more just couldn’t be pacified.
I had been planning to visit Vietnam as the other two boys were getting older and more independent, I had saved a bit of money too which was absolutely astounding, and I was ready to prepare myself for a short trip to see one of my most wonderful friends who had moved to live there about three years prior. The plans fell drastically short when I found out that I was expecting my third bundle of joy Vincent. As I lay with my beautiful baby boy, I realised that there must be another more economical way to be able to travel and paint without compromising the three most important people in my life. The internet is a wonderful tool when it comes to communicating to the rest of the world from your own living room, so this will be how I am going to achieve my goal.
*** I need you all to help me on my way!!!
*** Remember that I am a landscape painter!!!
To start I would like to ask for you to send me a photograph of your most favourite, Waterfall, Sunset, land or Seascape, from all over the world, home or where ever you have travelled, amateur or professional, phone camera or lens.
By sending me a photograph, you will be giving me permission to paint your photograph in my own style and my own way. If your photograph is used, I will inform you and post you a hand written thank you and the first signed copy of a series of limited edition prints of the final painting when complete.
Please join me on this journey wether you are just following, or taking part, to see which interesting places in the world this project takes me.
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