My name is Nicole Bureau, and I love talking about art for many reasons. First and foremost, art has so many beneficial effects on our emotional wellness.
Art as therapy
When I am involved with artwork, I can feel my stress and anxiety diminishing.
Art is my passion because it makes me feel alive. Let me explain a little more.
Since I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I am unable to do as much as I would like. Art definitely improves my mood. I feel less anxious after I have completed my painting or drawing.
Like most artists, I have to be in the mood to work on art.
Once I get started though, I am usually happy with whatever I have accomplished. I am determined to get to the end of the project, and I do so without doubting myself. Once I set my mind on something, I get it done.
Bob Ross as an inspiration in my art
You can see that Bob Ross has been an inspiration in many of my landscapes.
I have been watching his videos on youtube and I find them very inspiring. Ever since I discovered his videos, I have been motivated to paint more. I would love to be like him in style and technique; I think I am coming along quite well and making progress.
My family and friends love my work and I have sold several paintings already. I can’t say I have any regrets parting with them…well, maybe just a little!
My message to other artists is to embrace your passion. Practice a little each day. Find your inspiration and think positive. Art really heals the mind and the soul.
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