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virtuosoale

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Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
  • Nov 23
  • United States
  • Deviant for 10 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
I am an accounting professional with a pastel painting hobby, avid hiker, frequent backpacker, and taking ongoing pastel workshops. I paint with soft pastels.

I am beginning to think painting has become as much a part of my backpacking as nature itself. I take pictures on my treks, and then when I return, and after a while, I paint the ones I think capture the feeling I had when I took them.

To me, painting must convey an emotion, an experience...it needs to make the viewer feel as the artist. If I don't look at my painting and think, "Yes, this is what I felt like when I took this picture," then I have failed, although the viewer may love it.

Someday, I would like to paint and have the viewer say, "Yes...I feel as the artist must have when she took this picture."

Favourite Visual Artist
Van Gogh
Favourite Movies
Being There
Favourite TV Shows
The Big Bang
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Too many to list. Some: Mumford & Sons, Citizen Cope, World Party
Favourite Books
The Stand
Favourite Writers
Don't have one
Favourite Games
Used to be Legend of Zelda
Favourite Gaming Platform
None
Tools of the Trade
Pastels
Other Interests
Hiking, backpacking, running.

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