I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for art mainly abstract, acrylic and watercolours. Being a creative person I know the struggle and what a big step making work public for everyone to see is like, work that is personal to you, work that has taken a while for you to be confident in. Creativity is so subjective it can be difficult to break through.
Last week whilst scrolling through Twitter something caught my eye. These bright, bold colours stared at me and drew me in and I fell in love with these beautiful paintings. The technique used creates movement when looking at it, like water flowing, your eyes are moved from different positions within the paintings which is mesmerising.
I popped Stefanie a message on Twitter (@Scotstefsnails) and she has allowed me to have some images to feature on here along with a bit about herself.
I’m a self-taught abstract artist from Scotland with a BA(Hons) degree in Sociology & Psychology. I have always loved to paint since I was a young child and was first introduced to paint by my parents. The more colourful and creative I could make my artwork the better. I studied art throughout my teenage years but took a short break during university. As an adult I am revelling in the ability to exert my creativity freely with no restrictions.
I never really thought I could achieve my dream of becoming an artist but writing a blog and having a YouTube channel have really changed my life. The blogging community gave me the support and encouragement to keep writing my blog and to keep making YouTube videos. This gave me a new found confidence in myself and has ultimately led me to pursue my dream of having a career as an artist. I am only just starting out so I know that there is a lot of hard work ahead of me. However, the skills and friendships I’ve gained by being part of the blogging community are invaluable to me personally and invaluable to my future as an artist.
Check out Stefanie’s Etsy store and marvel at the beautiful colour creations!
I’m always keen to see emerging artists and designers, if you are one or have recently found one you’d love to , share it with me on Twitter: @xxmissbirdyxx #GreatFinds