So this year I started my art life with something simple and quite different.
My nephew (from Portugal) was visiting in December and January, he loves to paint, actually he’s a wonderful artist. Rui is deaf and dumb and his disability makes normal life a bit challenging sometimes. One thing he is good at is painting, he likes acrylics and his style is bold, using bright colors, delightful pictures that celebrate life.
He was still here when art classes resumed and I knew that leaving him at home would have been cruel, so he came with me to art class and we did a little bit of stenciling for fun, something he has not tried before.
Inspired by the gorgeous rich colors of the African sunsets…we made these two small pieces for his bedroom.
…and that was my first little bit of art for 2016 ♥