I am so privileged to have grown up in a home where creativity was very much a part of my life from a very young age. My father was a brilliant artist but due to a lack of funds, growing up, he studied to be a draughtsman, instead of pursuing a career in art. This however never dulled the passion he felt for art.
As a child, I was encouraged to study art at school. My favourite medium was pencil and I love mixed media. Drawing was my passion and painting was never my strong suit, but I enjoyed it anyway. Art history, to me, was a wonderful thing. I loved reading all about the ‘Impressionists’ and studying paintings by artists like Degas and Monet.
|“Sheep on the Hills” Acrylics by Alex Rossiter|
In turn, I have been blessed with two little artists living under my own roof. Lately, in an attempt to cut down the amount of ‘screen time’, they have i.e. watching TV, Computers, gaming devices etc. I have implemented arts and crafts as an alternative activity and promised my girls I would devote a blog post to their work. They are both enthusiastic about this prospect and have embraced the challenge.
|“Pot of Gold” Acrylics by Jess Rossiter|
I did start out trying to steer their subject matter in a certain direction, but have learnt that this is futile, as they are fiercely independent. What I have been able to do it give some instruction on technique, that is, what I can remember from high School.
We are well on our way to a beautiful collection of pieces, which makes me feel very proud to share them with you.
|“The Flower Vase”Acrylics by Jess Rossiter|
|“Cats Outside”Acrylics by Jess Rossiter|