Offering artwork free to build portfolio
by Karen M Purves
(West Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, Fife)
Door art - Female artist dripping paint
Volunteering art skills, to build portfolio in childrens book illustration work
As a life long, self taught artist, I am only now contemplating future career opportunities within illustration for children's books.
As a self taught, life long, artist (previously within the Community Education & Counselling career setting), I have been brought back onto a path focusing on creativity due to ill health. I like to think of this as a positive, yet unplanned, and at the time, unwanted route I have ventured onto and am now delighted to be in a position where I have for the past number of years been fortunate enough to focus all energy back into my art work.
I work mainly in acrylic or mixed media but have previously worked a little in oils, charcoal and watercolours.
Past commissions have come from both individuals and large companies/hotels. I enjoy variety - painting landscapes, portraits, imaginative works and creations on canvas as well as most recently murals and door art for a local arts and culture centre.
I am currently offering my art services free of charge or voluntarily, for the cost of materials alone, and any postal costs or petrol costs which may be involved. This is to not only to build up a reputation within this field of work, but also to build up a portfolio of illustration work.
My children's illustration type work is limited, but I hope you like the example I have attached.
If you like what you see and read and would like me to provide some sketches or samples for any of your work, do not hesitate to get in touch. Many thanks, and I look forward, in anticipation, to my next creative challenge on my adventurous journey through life.