People in Australia and other places love decorating their homes, and amongst the most popular decorations of all are framed paintings. Nothing will complete your living room quite like a framed piece of canvas art hung on the wall. It will add a touch of class and a sense of individuality to your living area, one that is hard to beat using other types of decoration.
But for there to be paintings, there must first be painters. Perhaps it is time that you considered getting involved and giving your home decor a personal touch by taking up painting yourself?
Taking up painting is not as hard as it may sound, particularly if you have access to teachers who are willing to help you get off the ground with your artistic endeavours. Do some research and see if there are any painting classes or workshops in your area. You may be surprised to see what kind of events are happening near you. Learning to paint will obviously take practice, but give it time and you will find that it is a rewarding and pleasurable experience. A good tutor will help you to find a technique that suits your tastes and to fully express yourself using a visual medium.
People sign up for art classes for a range of different reasons, as you will find when you start mingling with other artists. Some people become artists for the sake of psychological health or well-being, while others enter the field as a hobby. Do not feel as though your status as a newcomer to the field will hold you back. "Outsider art" made by people who never went through the established art schools is a popular field among art enthusiasts around the world.
If you keep at it, then you may well find that you will be making money from your work. There are a lot of people out there who are willing buy art online through Australian websites, and who knows - perhaps someday they will come to see your own artistic creations as the finest canvas art Australia has to offer?
MentalAS art classes, ABC.net.auOutsiders, Women, and Non-Western Artists Get Market Spotlight at The Armory Show’s Modern Section, Artsy.net