Artist Spotlight series brings to you the amazing students at the online classes by Nimmy’s Art and showcases their work, their love for art, and their journey till now. So get ready to be amazed!
Abigail Chan – Young Artist
Meet 9 year old Abigail Chan, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.
It has always been a delight to see her artwork in our online art classes. But as we spoke to her, we realized that Abigail is a gymnast, a great swimmer, a wonderful artist, a piano, and a violin player!
Which one of your passions interests you the most?
Abigail thought for a little while, trying to come to a conclusion. And finally said as she smiled, “I like all of them. I can’t choose.”
Abigail has always been a very active child. From a very young age, she used to try doing splits and cartwheels at home. This prompted her mother to send her for gymnastic lessons. As a parent, her mother wanted Abigail to learn and pursue her interests in a safe manner without hurting herself.
Today, Abigail is a beautiful gymnast, and she was all smiles and excited to show us some of her many amazing moves.
What do you like to draw?
“I personally like still life, and animals.”
Abigail enjoyed the Zebra we drew in one of our online art classes in pencil drawing and shading. Her zebra artwork is now with her grandparents who live in Hong Kong, and they absolutely love and adore her work.
Abigail had been taking after school lessons in art. It was during last summer camp that they discovered the online art classes by Nimmy. Ever since then, Abigail has been a student at the Young Artist art course and has never failed to amaze us with her beautiful work.
Which class at Nimmy’s Art did you like the most?
“The grapes!” As a lover of still life painting, it was her natural choice.
Abigail was quick to add some more of her favorites, as she loves all of them – the Halloween Cat in watercolor, The Mighty Peacock in Prisma colors, the Swan Paradise in watercolor and the Lighthouse in Acrylic.
She is also an ardent admirer of her younger sister, Zoe’s, artwork who is also a Little Artist at Nimmy’s online art classes. Watch this space for the Artist Spotlight on Zoe, coming soon.
What’s your favorite medium?
“Watercolor and Acrylic.”
When asked why, she had very good reasoning to back her choice.
“Watercolor is translucent. I love the transparency and it is very easy to blend.”
“Acrylic is harder to blend but I like that it is easy to correct our mistakes if something goes wrong.”
Abigail won the Halloween Pumpkin Art Contest in her school. She was very excited to show us her winning craftwork.
What do you think about online classes?
“I like it now because I know it’s safer and it gives me a lot of time to spend with my family.”
We admired her positive attitude in finding the good and being grateful for it.
Abigail is very good at speeches and has taken part in many competitions. She loves reading and is quite the Harry Potter fan. She has already completed all 7 books and is also the proud owner of the Elder Wand.
Abigail’s Art Tips
“For doing a night sky of stars, you can use salt instead of white in watercolor, and it will really shine.”
“If you can’t blend, use water to sweep up and down between the two colors. Keep doing it while wet, and it will blend.”
We love her tips and tricks. So cool!
Abigail’s mother, who is an art lover herself, has seen an improvement in Abigail’s patience and focus after she attended our online art classes, and is looking forward to our classes in January. She always participates in the free monthly workshop and considers it a time to do something together as a family.
As we kept talking, the girls were all in giggles running around and playing with the Elder wand.
That’s Abigail Chan, my friends. The lovely girl, with lots of energy, having fun with her sister and smiling all the way. But when posed with a question, answering very maturely with well thought out opinions.
Stay tuned for our next artist spotlight.
Nimmy Melvin, the award-winning visual artist, envisions nature, the surroundings, and every object around through a different perspective. An expert in the usage of different mediums of painting, including acrylic, oil painting, watercolor, and oil pastels, she has the knack to inculcate knowledge in kids.