"I've always had an interest in art since I was a child doodling on my books and notebook paper. I got it naturally, because my mom and siblings could all draw. For years, I only drew as a way to pass time. I would do funny characters for my kids when they were little and put murals on their bedroom walls. After the kids left the nest, I was looking for something to do with my extra time and was intrigued by sculpting. Sculpting led me to a gentleman in my neighborhood who held classes on doll making. I learned how to sculpt in water clay, make plaster molds, pour, fire, and clean porcelain. I met with his group for several years learning as much as I could. Soon after, I began traveling around the country to participate in collectible art shows, displaying my limited edition porcelain dolls. Several years later I stopped doing limited editions and focused on one-of-a-kind figurative art in polymer clay.
Time passed. I stopped sculpting and pursued other non-art activities for a long while, and then about two years ago, I realized I missed art and decided to learn how to paint. I started with watercolors and moved on to acrylics and oils. I am mostly self taught with the exception of short classes here and there. I have a good selection of art books and various supplies. I have a few paintings on my Etsy account at https://www.etsy.com/shop/sylvialovesart.
Art has always been a part of my life and I don't see myself stopping it anytime soon."