When I paint, I am free to see where the paintbrush takes me; it gives me a way to express myself. I can make mistakes and sometimes those mistakes lead to new ideas. I like that you are never finished because you can always add to your creation.
This year, I worked on a project where I painted a cordillera, which is a range of mountains. For inspiration, I looked at a photograph of a cordillera and a similar painting by Canadian painter Fred Peters. I enjoyed trying to make my painting just like his, which was not easy to do! I am excited to try other challenging projects when I move to the Upper School, such as stone carving. You start off with a large stone and turn it into something beautiful. I think it will take a long time and my hands will hurt, but I am excited to see how my idea will take shape through the rock.
I love being an ambassador for the Limitless Campaign because it gives me a chance to share my passion for art with other people, especially with my mom. She went to Havergal and loved the Art program too. I am excited that the new Junior School art room will be bigger because you need a lot of space to do art! Having more light in the room will make the colours look even brighter.