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about

I've enjoyed drawing for as long as I can remember. I attended many weekly art classes in my local area when I was younger, and spent a year studying art and design at North Hertfordshire College. I am now studying for a Degree in Painting with the Open College of the Arts.

I was born in London, surrounded by fantastic museums and galleries, which I always enjoyed visiting. They had a big impact on me as a child- I had dreams of becoming a paleontologist for a while due to my love of dinosaurs- but it was art that I always found myself coming back to. As I grew up, art became my way of exploring the world around me, and expressing myself. I've learnt a great deal through drawing and painting- in searching for new subjects to explore I've amassed knowledge on different countries and cultures, aspects of science, periods of history, politics and even maths... And I've learnt a lot about myself as well.

For me, art is a passion I could not live without. I don't go a day without drawing, even if it's just a doodle on a scrap of paper. I like to set new challenges for myself and improve my skills. I doubt my art will ever change the world, but I would like to think that it may make others happy, perhaps even inspire them to create something themselves.

I can be contacted at: jmneedham.art@gmail.com