Name: Mark Braidwood
Joined NSA: in 2004 & 2011
NSA: What doodle / drawing / painting did you do in your early life that you were the most proud of? How old were you?
MARK: a WWII aeroplane and I was about 12.
NSA: Have you been always artistic / creative? if so, in what way?
MARK: Nope. I don’t come from an artistic family and it’s been a slow awakening but a great journey.
NSA: What made you join NSA? Where did you hear/find about NSA?
MARK: I drove past it on a Bus and noticed the bright signage.
NSA: If you are allowed to have any famous painting in the world on your wall, what would it be?
MARK: Flaming June, by Frederick Lloyd Leighton.
NSA: What are you working on in the class right now and what would you like to achieve with your art within a year?
MARK: I’m painting some Magnolia’s for my Mum’s birthday. My goals are impressionist landscapes that make people feel a connection.
NSA: why do you take the class, or what do you get out of it?
MARK: I find the creative process like a form of meditation. It’s also very satisfying to have created something that you can appreciate later on.
NSA: Finally, would you design a T-shirt for Mike to wear in the class?
Mike said ” I spotted almost from the first class Mark had great potential but was aware the demands of training to be a doctor would take him away from the art school for quite a time, having said that four years later he re-enrolled and again within two to three weeks it was like he had never been away. From my point of view I consider Mark to be a friend , we did many radio programes together he was the host me the guest once a week discussing Art particularly painting ,its place in history philosophical and religious meanings, content and style.
You can listen to one of the radio programs we did it together >> Click Here.