I am a young art student born in Canterbury and now relocated to Norfolk and studying Fine Art in Norwich.
Being severely dyslexic, I have always been restrained in a world of literacy and language. From a very young age I chose to communicate through pictures alone, and the visual is still my preferred communication tool. Drawing and painting allow my thoughts and feelings to flow fluently.
I need help to fund my entry into the Art Fair East exhibition. Exposure as an artist is vital. This Art Fair, located in St Andrews Hall in Norwich, running from the 30th November until the 2nd December 2018, is one of the leading regional fairs in the country. Now in its fourth year it showcases contemporary art from around the UK and overseas. The 2017 Fair attracted thousands of visitors from all around the country.
I immerse myself in art, painting a picture, for me, is a release for my mind, it allows me to express myself, like writing a journal. Everyday you will find me locked away in my studio. I love to paint the object that is passed by and overlooked, and then give it a moment in the light, its '15 minutes of fame', to make it the star attraction.
I see beauty in many things, the broken garden ornament that has become verdigris with age, partially obscured in ivy, forgotten under an old oak tree, the overturned ink bottle, the contents spilling out on the table.
I hope to exhibit the glass paintings.
This series of paintings are in tribute to my late grandfather. He was part of the initial task force liberating Italy during the second world war, it was there during the ugliest of times that he discovered the Murano factories for the first time.
The fragility, intricacy and colours ignited a lifelong passion in him. It is his collection of random glass vases that I now paint. I want to showcase the kitsch, the out dated and unpopular, bring them back into the light, put the spotlight on them and reveal once again their beauty and their ability to light up a room.
Many thanks for your time.