Courage to create

                                                Merly Mathews

‘Creativity takes courage’, said the French Artist, Henri Benoit Matisse. I have incorporated this thought process in my writings and artistry. I believe we need to use our courage as a weapon as well as our guide, to propel us forward in every creative endeavour.
I haven’t trained to write and paint. I don’t hold a degree in either. It was something that always held me back and made me doubt myself. It took a great deal of courage for me to step out of my comfort zone and plunge into my creative zone, with a pen, paintbrush and a cauldron of creative passion for colour and the written word. It wasn’t easy, I admit. It took me several years to find myself and believe in myself.

Art to me is a poetic medium of expressing my thoughts and beliefs. I love representing women from all cultures in my paintings. Women encompass every emotion and facet of being human. The words written on their faces manifest the purity and importance of who they are and where they come from.

I am a poet, artist, writer and author of fictional books for children and young adults. My artistic style and form transcends over traditional art mediums and expected motivations.

Although my career experiences were focused on events & project management, I’ve also dedicated my creative efforts toward Writing, arts and crafts. I am in the process of writing the sequel to my previous book ‘Violet and the magic garden’ and will be rolling out a few more inspiring and fictional works for Children and Young Adults.

One Reply to “Courage to create”

  1. Malathi Das says:

    Wonderful display of creativity
    Admire your determination
    Wish you all success

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