CHAPTER {ONE} BACK TO ART

An artist’s journey

As a child I showed a great fondness for drawing, painting, and craft activities. So it was no real surprise to my parents that I turned out to be quite a creative individual. Every school project was neatly thought through and presented, every art project respectfully undertaken.

My family supported me with enthusiasm. My parents never once questioned my decision to study art, nor did they ever discuss career aspirations with me; instead they simply let me fulfill my desire to immerse myself in my art. My grandparents bought me my first artist’s easel while my parents supplied me with paints and pastels. ...

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