Susan Anne Woolleywww.ArtPal.com/susanawoolley
Digital and Photographic Art are my specialities. I do dabble with pencil, pastel and crayon occasionally, however I need to find the time and the inspiration to work with these mediums more often.
I've had no formal art training, apart from GCE O Level in Art - just over four decades ago! I also received basic lessons in childhood from my father.
I taught myself to do digital art, by reading the Help menus and experimenting, with a lot of trial and error - a lot of trial and error! I use a combination of arty and image-editing software, mainly Microsoft Picture It 2001 (easy to learn, intuitive, and surprisingly sophisticated), and on my Android tablet, my favourites are Pixlr Express, SketchGuru and, a proper artists' app, Water Color Pro. I may work with the base images in Pixlr Express or SketchGuru, then do more fancy editing in Microsoft Picture It.
I learnt the basics of photography, when a child, from my mother, a keen amateur photographer. I can still remember my very first camera, which my mother bought for me - a Kodak Instamatic. Had a lot of fun with that! Today I use a Fuji digital compact. Not particularly grand, I know, but I'm not able to carry around more sophisticated camera equipment. Besides, my compact fits nicely into my handbag and I can whip it out, whenever I see anything interesting!
My range of subjects is as eclectic as my interests: natural world, architecture, history, coastal life, abstracts, landscapes, and more.
My taste in fine art is also very eclectic and includes the Impressionists, Nabis (in particular Pierre Bonnard), Marc Chagall, Van Gogh, JMW Turner, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Glasgow School, Art Nouveau, Art Deco ... And so the list goes on!
I'm an evangelical Christian, so my beliefs form the foundation for my work, even when there is no religious content or context.
You can also find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanAWoolley.OtherArt/
And I have two websites:
Scripture Art (Christian Art)