Recently, I came across local Ottawa artist, Amie Talbot through Facebook on a grup I belong to called Ladies Who Lunch. She has been working fiercely to make her mark (pardon the pun!) in the skillful art of coloured pencil drawings. I was immediately impressed with her amazing talent not to mention her entrepreneurial moxie. She quit a well paying job to follow her bliss and focus on her art full time. It takes someone special to overcome doubts and fears in order to do what she loves. That love is displayed front row and center in the painstaking detail and massive amount of patience that is prominently displayed in her work. From boxed chocolates (seen below) that look good enough to eat to the metallic reflections in decorative bows (below), Amie's attention to detail cannot be ignored. Her commissioned portraits, and awesome cars (above) demonstrate various skills and techniques that she's clearly mastered. Recognized as a truly accomplished artist in her field, her artwork can be seen in Ottawa galleries and has travelled across Canada with the Coloured Pencil Exhibition.
This wife and mother, is an inspiration to all, whether you're an artist or otherwise employed, struggling or not, she is proof that if you want something badly enough, with some faith in yourself, the drive, and some hard work (no doubt!), the universe will oblige. Be sure to visit her webpage and be prepared to drool! She is an example of persistence and courage that we all should aspire to. I for one, am rooting for Amie. I for one am inspired. Thank you for being you. You make me want to pull out my coloured pencils and play. Maybe some day we'll meet!