So this happened…

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So this happened…

Hi Carly/Linda,
So I started going to a life drawing class at the end of September. I can’t even remember why I decided to go; just one day I decided to do it. First session was of course terrifying – not for the nude model, but for the room full of complete strangers around me. Was shaking so hard I don’t know how I could paint a straight line.
The second session, a 2-hour session, I painted a back view of the model and it ended up getting a lot of attention – the person running the class said it was brilliant and I should enter it into their exhibition in November at Stockport Art Gallery.
Well, I got my picture framed and submitted it, and not only did it get accepted but I won the prize for the Figurative category! I’m kind of overwhelmed. The prize giving was this Saturday just gone, and I got a certificate and £50. I went from failing art at GCSE to this. I’m so glad my persistence paid off.
Anyway I thought you’d like to know. I attached a few pictures of my painting in the exhibition and me receiving my award.
Neve – Guest Contributor

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2 comments on “So this happened…
  1. Helen says:

    Wow! This is a stunning piece of work. Many congratulations Neve X

  2. Josie Thomas says:

    I love your painting and even more I love your story!!! I know from experience how terrifying life drawing classes are. This is such a wonderful courageous revelation for you – that you can enjoy painting and even do it in a public place. I would really like to be personally in touch with you. I’m an Austistic Artist too! Do you ever go to the Post Diagnostic Support Group at Crewe?

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