Welcome to Artwork by Shazie

Welcome to my website Artwork by Shazie. I hope you will subscribe and follow me and come along on my art journey and watch my skills develop.

I only started watercolour painting two weeks ago, so I am a complete newbie novice. It is going to be an interesting journey.

Youtube has been my main learning source. I have spent hours watching different channels and different tutorials on different kinds of painting styles from acrylic to watercolour painting.

I came across a wonderful wildlife artist, who lives in the UK, I then became hooked and that is where my journey properly started.

His name is Paul Hopkinson – known on YouTube as The Devon Artist. He is amazing, his technique on teaching you to paint is blissful and relaxing. He explains everything in a soft relaxing voice.

You really do need to go and watch him in action.


I have to say that I had never really thought about trying any art related hobbies before, the last time I ever tried drawing or anything arty was when I was at school back in the 1980’s.

I did enjoy art back then from what I can remember, but I was never shown any encouragement from my parents to take it further. So when I chose the subjects for my GCSE’s at school, I dropped art.

I have often wondered whether I should have taken it because I had enjoyed it but I was never very academic and hated school, I did what I had to, I couldn’t wait to leave.

I’m not a very patient person (although saying that I can sit and cross stitch for hours, or should I say I used to). I am also too much of a perfectionist so I thought, no I can’t do it.

I am hoping to use my website as a reference to watch my new hobby grow as I learn. I hope you will join me to watch and cheer me on from the sidelines.

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