Hi, I'm Philip Stockleyand I am an Artist.
The statement above may seem obvious. Why else would I have a web site showing the art I have created? But for me the statement marks a huge shift in mindset.
Like many people, I enjoyed art at school. I was even considered good at it. But life got in the way, and my enjoyment of art was squeezed to one side by the many things that filled my days. Consequently, I have only created occasional pieces of art since my school days.
Now I am finally at the stage of life where I can learn about and create art for my own enjoyment, and to share it with people who enjoy my style and subject matter.
Finally, I can now say I am also an artist.
So this web site aims to showcase some of my finished work, and the blog will talk about the process of creating some of my art. I hope others will find the blog helpful as I wrestle with, and sometimes document, the huge subject of “how to create art” by discussing some of my own struggles, and what I learn along the way.
I am indebted to the many fine artists who put advice and information on the internet. It has been my greatest teacher, and over time I hope to point others towards some of the information that has helped my through my blog, and my sister web site, GreatToCreate.com