Perth Western Australia
Art works: 7
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About Alana Jones
I was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1991. I started drawing at a very young age, mostly drawing portraits of my favourite celebrities. Art was a way of self expression as during school I struggled with dyslexia. Picking up a pencil and drawing didn't require writing a sentence with grammar or reading, drawing was less of a challenge and more of an enjoyment.
I never thought about art as a career. I went to university and became a Registered Nurse with the desire of helping people. I put down my pencil for a year or two to focus on my studies. A year after I graduated my desire to draw and create art work became stronger. I picked up my pencil and also turned my eye towards acrylic painting. Art has always been that special place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and the sometimes hectic world of nursing. It’s a love, a passion and a journey.
I focus mainly on graphite and coloured pencil. I love the soft and bold detail that pencil can create. I love the challenge of pushing myself to capture every bit of detail. I draw a wide variety of wildlife from around the world as well as pet portraits.I also delve into military themed art. The army in particular has always been a part of my life having my brother and various other family members serve overseas. To me creating these military art works is a privilege.