I’ve always loved abstract art and in 2018 I booked into a weekend workshop hoping to find a freer, more expressive painting style. I walked in the room with baggage; very little confidence in my abilities and fear of rejection. Over the two days my attitude and self-worth transformed as I worked through both physical and emotional challenges. The result was not only a piece that I still love today, but also many lessons learnt and the start of my painting journey.
I’ve always been a little intimidated by watercolours. Their unruly and random behaviour when dropped into a puddle of water puzzled me. How could this be the medium of choice for those precise, highly detailed botanical artists? I decided to tackle my fear through a course at the Brisbane Institute of Art.