Anthony Mervin Painting Teacher

Anthony Mervin Painting Teacher

5.0 (2)
1 employee
48 years in business

About this pro

I teach many different types of students, in many different venues across the valley, from beginner to professional, individuals to larger workshops.  I've been painting, and drawing since I was a child, and have been teaching for more than 15 years. I teach watercolor, acrylic, oil, pen and ink, and graphite.  My preference is to take any project from beginning to end in order to cover all techniques appropriate to their chose production.  My motto is "finished, not perfection."  Art is expression, and rendering in whatever medium is that expression from perception, technique, skill, emotion, purpose, meaning...sometimes all together, and sometimes separate, or in varying measure.  Each student has a different goal in what they'd like to obtain for their progress, and that is what I like to pin down and work to achieve, while enjoying the positive attributes of creating. Here is a link to my instagram page to get a better idea of the things I produce.

I enjoy creating, and expanding my mind.  Every project I take on is one that becomes yet another deposit into my mental bank account, upon which I can withdraw dividends for the rest of my remaining years.  Every project that I do, and most especially when I teach a project, I learn from the student(s) every single time, so I work diligently to make sure my offering in each setting is content-rich.

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Phoenix, AZ 85013
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2 Reviews


  • Jami Thames

    I thoroughly enjoyed taking a class with Tony. He is patient and insightful about methods and content, as well as encouraging and and confident in instruction. He takes the time to guide his students without stifling our creativity, while teaching us the fundamentals. His humor and friendly disposition make for a thoroughly enjoyable creative experience! I will absolutely take another class from him, and I'm excited to bring more of my friends along too!

  • Chaplain Lori Elward

    Anthony is a gifted artist who has a brilliant way of teaching by example. He explains what he is doing as he demonstrates on his own painting, which makes things so much easier to understand. In classes, he moves about, encouraging the students and answering individual questions, and will often go back to his own painting to demonstrate his answers. Anthony's wit, patience, artistic perspective and down-to-earth teaching style make the learning process easier, and happy giggles and laughter can always be heard in his classes. I am just a beginning painter, but I have learned so much from the handful of classes I have attended with this talented man! I highly recommend him as an art teacher!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first like to learn what it is they are wanting to accomplish, and then work towards that end.  Every medium is its own universe of possibilities, so I like to begin with the basics, and then build from there...and, of course, have a good time doing so.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Abstract Painting Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons