Today we’d like to introduce you to Amelie Simmons.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I first picked up paintbrush at a Paint & Sip Class in 2013. I was reluctant to go because I didn’t know how to paint. I was hooked day one and I continued to go to the local classes at Champagne & Canvas and Brushstrokes & Beverages in Long Beach. Months later I started to paint on my own.
My medium of choice is acrylic and mixed media. I am a work in progress would like to learn other mediums as I grow as an artist. The only formal art education I have is a studio drawing class at CSULB. My educational background is a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Medical Microbiology and Chemistry. I may have started what my husband calls an obsession late in life, but it’s a passion that will last a lifetime.
Please tell us about your art.
I find inspiration locally and...