It is March and March Meet the Maker is back! For those of you who haven't heard of it, meet the maker is an Instagram challenge. Every day of March makers, creatives and artists post in response to prompts set by the one who started it all, Joanne Hawker. It's lots of fun and a chance to see behind the scenes, learn more about the artist and how and why they create.
More can be found at www.marchmeetthemaker.com
You can follow my Instagram account directly at www.instagram.com/amyjobesart
Or you can enjoy the posts over here!
Love Amy xx
Day 1 - YOU
Hi I'm Amy. I'm a landscape artist and Mama to these two gorgeous cherubs. There are so many things that I love about my job, but having the flexibility to raise my kids without feeling like I'm missing the precious early years is the cherry on the icing. Yes they drive me bonkers on an almost daily basis, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I've always had two main passions: art and the environment. I've always painted in my free time, and followed my eco-geek path to study Biology and Geography at Uni. I worked as a Climate Change Advisor at the Environment Agency for a few years before starting a family with my lovely other half. During this time in the environment sector I developed a profound respect for nature and the services it provides to us humans. This serves as an undercurrent for my artwork and lifestyle.
We moved to North Devon when our eldest was one, and I grabbed the opportunity to follow my dream and start an art business! I've never looked back. Now I'm a busy Mum of two and getting back into the swing of things with my artwork.
When I do get a block of time to paint it's like being transported to seventh heaven. Needless to say I don't struggle with motivation. My studio time for me is bliss and now my youngest is getting older and easier finding more time to paint again is a pure joy. Nice to meet you and thanks for reading!
Amy Jobes, North Devon artist with a passion for the environment
"If you truely love nature, you will find beauty everywhere" - Van Gogh