My name is Sonya. I’m 44 years old and live in Melbourne, Australia.
I used to love to paint and draw when I was young, but my love for music took over and I stopped creating at 16. When I hit 40 I yearned to be creative again so that is when I took up painting and drawing again.
I have attended some community centre art classes but learn mostly from the internet. I was accepted into Visual Arts at TAFE (College) with the first three paintings I created as an adult, but dropped out as I found the teachings were all about contemporary art and ideas.
My goal is to attend an Atelier school overseas and obtain a classical education. I have experimented with the sight size and comparitive technique and find that this type of drawing method fits my personality, more than a free flow contemporary style. Sadly there are no art colleges or private institutions in Australia that offer this type of schooling.