Personal Statement

After recently having the chance to work for a commission producing a mural for Elmor, a charity organisation funded by the National Lottery, I have been able to identify and decide on my career pathway. This commission involved working with the theme of transport on a large scale within the confines of a windmill space.Working to the constraints of a brief and making the design fit the space is something that I found really exciting. This experience encouraged me to stay at college to complete a foundation course to develop not only my practical skills but further my understanding of the subject and gain my GCSE Maths and English qualifications. Whilst on this course I have had the opportunity to work across a range of disciplines including 3D, Film and Photography and to collaborate on a large scale project and further my contextual knowledge through a range of diverse visiting lectures and film screenings such as Michael Eden, Dean Hughes, Sean Dower, Daises and Never Let Me Go. These have given me the chance to speak to practitioners about working in the industry and ways to develop my work further. My current work has revolved around producing portraits and has been initially inspired from the collections from the V&A museum, I am exploring the idea of distortion through angles and colour. David Agenjo is a great artist that inspires me, I am particularly interested in the way he uses the canvas as a palette and a record for further developments. I am a little uncertain as to the direction of my career pathway or work, whether it follows a more illustrative or fine art route. I am interested in developing the technical aspects of my drawing and continuing to push my painting skills, I would like to push myself further exploring new techniques and developing academic critical reflection. I feel progressing to a degree course would help me to do that. I also feel that this will help me really focus on the direction of my own work, helping me to prepare for a career in the creative industry. Going to university would help me to achieve my career aspirations and ambition to be successful in my professional and creative development. I feel that I will really benefit from learning at a higher level by studying Fine Art at degree level. I am fully committed to give my full dedication to study.

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