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Embracing Colour: My Artistic Journey from Architecture student to creative art business owner


Hiya everyone!

I wanted to share with you the incredible journey that led me to start my art business back in 2014. As an architecture and engineering graduate, my path might have seemed destined for a different direction, but my passion for art and vivid colours found a way to shine through.

From a young age, I was drawn to the world of creativity. Whether it was sketching in my notebooks during classes or experimenting with colors at home, I always felt a deep connection to the world of art. When I embarked on my studies in architecture and engineering, I found that my technical drawing skills flourished, yet my heart longed for more vibrant expressions.

It was during my time in college that I discovered my love for watercolor and oil paints. The way colors blended and danced on the canvas brought me immense joy and a sense of freedom. I couldn't resist exploring the possibilities that these mediums offered, and I soon realized that my true calling was to create art that celebrated the power of bright, saturated hues.

In 2014, I took a leap of faith and decided to pursue my passion wholeheartedly. I started my art business, and it was one of the most thrilling decisions I've ever made. At first, it was a challenge to balance my technical background with my artistic aspirations, but soon, I found that the two worlds could coexist harmoniously.

I began incorporating my technical drawing skills into my art, infusing precision and structure into my paintings. The blend of architectural finesse with the fluidity of watercolors and oils became my unique signature style. My artworks started to gain attention, and the response from friends, family, and art enthusiasts was overwhelmingly positive.

As my confidence grew, I immersed myself in refining my techniques and exploring new ways to communicate emotions through colors. Each stroke of the brush became a story, and every shade represented a feeling. I found joy in the process of creation and learned to embrace the beauty of imperfection.

Through persistence and dedication, my little art business began to flourish. Local shops, café walls, art shows, and online platforms allowed me to share my work with a broader audience, and the support I received was heart-warming. Knowing that my art touched the lives of others inspired me to keep pushing the boundaries of my creativity.

Today, my full time art business stands as a testament to the power of following your passion. I am grateful for the technical skills I gained from my studies, as they provided a solid foundation for my art. Embracing the fusion of my technical background with my love for bright, saturated colours has led to a fulfilling and enriching artistic journey.

To everyone out there who feels torn between their passions and practical pursuits, remember that there is beauty in embracing both worlds. When you follow your heart and let your creativity shine, remarkable things can happen.

Thank you for joining me on this incredible adventure. I'm excited to see where my art takes me next, and I'm grateful for the support of each and every one of you.

Keep dreaming, keep creating, and keep embracing the colours of life!

With love,

Christine

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