My name is Caitlyn Pace and I am an Art 1 and Media Arts 1 student. I am 14 years old and a freshman at North Myrtle Beach High School. During the summer, I started painting and drawing more and trying out new mediums. I am completely self taught and have not taken a formal art class before. I have recently been able to sell my artwork that I have previously made. Soon this upcoming summer I will be going to a month long camp in Winston Salem, NC at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts at a Visual Arts Camp Intensive. I have decided to take Art 1 to have a basis of what an art class is like for this camp. I also enjoy painting and drawing for a purpose instead of winging things like I usually do. Some of my favorite mediums to work with are acrylic and watercolor paints, soft pastels, and of course, pencil and paper.
I have gone so far with my artwork due to my family and my friends. My mom, Marijon, is my biggest supporter. My mom supports me with everything I do in the art world. If I want to go to an art camp, she will do everything in her will to try and get me there. If I would like to try a different medium like marker or oils, my mom will find a way to get it for me considering I have no way of income. Along with my mom, my second biggest supporter is my best friend Gabby. Gabby supports me with my choices. She recently helped me design a website for my art work and pick out business cards for when I sell paintings to give out. Without my friends and family, I would not be as far as I am now in art.
My favorite quote that encourages me everyday is, "Amazing things can happen in as little as a month just as long as you don't give up." This quote encourages me a lot because less than a month ago, I was just looking at a summer camp and now I have a secured spot for going. Less than a month ago, I had never sold my first couple of paintings and now I am opening a website and selling more paintings.
Break Every Chain- Tasha Cobbs