"You’re a dreamer Ted" It’s something my mother used to say to me often when I was in deep concentration with a pencil or bush in my hand.
It's probably why I chose watercolour over other mediums, it’s perfect for dreamers.
And, it works
best if you keep it simple, Like life, if you try to complicate it you'll end up in a mess.
I've painted and drawn for as long as I care to remember. I recall
when I was around seven or eight, my mother looked at a drawing I was doing and said..."That's good Ted". And, like kids do, I believed her. And, that's when it all began...
leaving school I started work as a ticket writer then moved in to freelance sign writing, graphic design, art direction and eventually to artist and teacher.
eleven years I held the post of Manager/Secretary of the Victorian Artists Society, winning their Artist of the Year award in 2007.
I was made a Fellow of the
Society in 2011, and at present I teach watercolour painting there among other places with the view that I may be able to impart a little something on those who just have a 'want' to paint in watercolour.
My message is always the same...See the image, paint the feeling...and above all enjoy what you do! After all...It's not what you produce but what you get out of it!