VWhen I was an early teenager I found a book in the library in Hastings (GB) which was titled "How to Draw Horses" by John Sweet. Wow I thought the author has the same name as me. So I took it out and learnt how to draw horses!
Many years past and in the meantime I became a professional photographer and in those days that meant that we developed and printed our own black and white photos. I became well known and at one stage Kodak highlighted my work and had me talk to an audience, a bit like TED talks, on how to market my methods of child portraits.
Years later I got hooked on BOB ROSS videos where he painted landscapes using a 2" brush oil painting 'wet on wet'. This intrigued me and I copied his style as a hobby, " You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy" – BOB ROSS Years later I retired, in fact it was just a few months ago. By then I had been painting about 20 years and it was time to retire.
So I handed over my business to my wife and daughter and started painting full time for the fun of it. I then started painting what I really enjoyed, and that was the beautiful & inspiring galaxy.
My wife cried when I told her that I'd sold "INTERSTELLAR." This piece used to hang above our bed and reflect the morning sunlight beautifully.
Fortunately, she preferred the new painting put up in its place. Each and every art creation is meaningful and has a place in my heart.