Have more fun and joy in making art

Hello !

I’m Barbara

I am an architect, artist and philanthropist, still working as an architect every day restoring monuments as a living. In my free time I make art : drawings and paintings. I also volunteer in an art workshop in a rest home for people with dementia. I draw and paint with them and give them human connection and a way to express themselves.

But most of all I want to commit myself to share my love of making art with as many people as possible.

Being a child I always wanted to become an artist, but thanks to my parents who pushed me into university I became an architect… I write now “thanks to” instead of “because of”, because I am an eternal optimist and because I love my job now, but during a couple of years I was quite unhappy about it. Studying architecture was a lot of fun, but by the time I started working, ink and paper made place for the computer and I lost my drawing skills quite quickly.

Needing money to live, I worked in an architect office and forgot about drawing and painting, feeling uneasy about it, thinking I lost it all.

But one day, after about 15 years doing nothing about it, my husband came home with a beautiful watercolor set, brushes and fine watercolor paper as a surprise. I locked myself up in my room night after night after coming home from work, trying to make some “art” again. I have hidden my paintings for a long time because I thought I lost all my skills and found them looking horrible!

I struggled myself through tutorials, workshops with several artists, doing loads of work, struggling to find “my style”, asking myself loads of questions… being stressed and full of doubt… It was full of stress, where it should have been fun and full of joy!

Maybe I can make all this a bit lighter for you, and the way to your creative life and art a bit more fun and joyful?

Drawing and painting gave an extra dimension to my life. I want to transmit this. Drawing is a universal language, making you connect to the world AND to yourself. Because You have a special artist in you that the world wants to see. You can make the world more beautiful in your own way! Make your memories more colorful.

Everybody is creative, is an artist and can draw and paint! And the more you do it, the better it feels and the better your art will look.

Mail me at “info@ barbaraluel .com”

I will be delighted to hear from you

Art for Dementia

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