Hi! Is your name Marise or Marrhys, or is it one and the same depending on which language you use? Anyway, if you will excuse me asking, how old are you? The reason I ask is I am 80 years old in August; so I would not like you thinking I was much younger and maybe nearer your age. I would not like to waste your time. You have family in my part of South Australia. Do you visit very often, or are you thinking of moving back? I am afraid this is the only way we will meet up as my age and health does not permit me to travel very far. There is no shortage of artistic outlet in Adelaide that’s for sure. I live in Elizabeth, a suburb of Adelaide. Here I go to the Grenville Centre (age of members 50+) where there are (to my last count) four volunteer art teachers - they get paid $20 per lesson. There is also a similar Centre in Salisbury and Gawler. Gawler’s Art Centre is semi professional as they have many exhibitions and competitions. Actually Victor Harbour is a very good place for an artist; especially if you like boating etc. Then there is Handorf the home of the late Sir Hans Heysen a very famous artist of German origin. What kind of art do you prefer? About the only thing I have not tried is portraits. I belong to three online art groups. This one you are writing from. Then there is “Domestika”, whos fees are very reasonable, and they specialize in Designing and Illustrating. Just joined that one and now watching videos on “Botanical’s with Watercolours”. Not English Speaking, Italian I think, but there is an English translation which can be clicked on. I find illustrating an interesting subject and these artists cover a great range of subjects, There are some free introductory courses, so have a look if you are interested:
Also I have been a member for six year of a group in England called PMP - Paint My Photograph. Members add photographs regularly which are copyright free. This group is entirely free and has within it many groups with leaders specializing in different mediums. No direct teaching, but a lot of very friendly advice if you need it. They are always looking for volunteer group leaders, if you have the spare time and can think of another subject other than those already running. Or just join up for the company and experience:
Well that’s about for now. Nice to hear from you!
Cheers! And Take Care!