I'm a lover of the 80's because I grew up through them.
From Art School/College University, I went on to working with vulnerable groups. Finally, into a Residential School for Autistic children. It was very tough though rewarding. I spent long hours with sleep-ins at the place. It was my life for 12 years.
Now, although I could paint really well, I never used it. After all those years of helping others to an independent life, doing art therapy, I never used it to my own advantage. That's because I'm a very caring person. Saying the job was tough is an understatement so that's why I have a very dry sense of humour. Being witty helped others to laugh and the day to flow.
The place closed down a few years ago leaving me no option but to go another way. My art was the perfect answer.
Today I paint for a living but during these financial difficulties, not much is coming in. My Marriage split because of these constraints money had on us. We had nothing left in the pot to pay our debts off with. After struggling for 18 months, me working as a merchandiser in between exhibitions my wife left. She hasn't left me with any debts, just on my knees. Because of my determination, will to succeed, I have no baggage. Although it comes across negative, I have no issues and we remain friends and I still see my two exceptional boys. Its life!, get over it.
So here I am.
It sounds like a novel but its all true. I want to show how honest and open I can be.
Painting has become my passion. I sold 5 pictures in my first exhibition in October and others followed. My audience is growing and the sales are climbing so to are my prices. I will be comfortable very soon but I have to get through this barren spell. I enjoy life especially if I'm helping others. Its what Aquarian's do. If you want to watch this Phoenix rise, share a paint brush or get depicted on a canvas, come and say hi, I have a lot to say....