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 You can learn to paint your favorite subjects with my step-by-step teaching process.   Learn to paint with Oils and Acrylics. As a Professional Artist I think it is important to build on the strength and subjects of what the student wants to learn to paint, or by helping an accomplished Artist to improve their techniques. As an Artist for more than 30 years, my Artwork is Published and Distributed in 52 countries and has appeared in many National and International Magazines and on Magazine Covers. Art Business News named me as a top Golf Course Artist in the United States.You can learn to paint beautiful Sunsets, Waterfalls, Seascapes, Landscapes, Desert Scenes, and Cityscapes, Animals and People. You can learn  Color theory, Mixing colors, Sketching, Composition, Dimensioning, and how to apply the paint to a canvas with brushes and Pallette Knives.

I enjoy the passion of the process of creating a beautiful painting, the focus, the application, the completion, and I enjoy the process of taking my students through the step-by-step process of discovery and learning to develop their techniques. I also enjoy the honor when my Artwork is placed in someones home, office, or restauraunt, Hotel or Museum. I also enjoy having exhibitions and Art receptions in Scottsdale, Hawaii, and Brazil. You can find my Artwork on

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Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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10 Reviews


  • Kaiqi Zhao

    DJ is a very good teacher ! Very professional and patient!

  • Jean Terry

    It was amazing to see how a picture could change just by 1 stroke. Jean Terry Thank you

  • Elizabeth Neeley

    I truly enjoyed my time with DJ. He is patient and really helps guide you through basics of painting. I am looking forward to scheduling my next session.

  • Kiki (Denise) Frank

    DJ is an experienced artist who is very generous in sharing all that he has learned throughout his artistic career. His encouragement and positive attitude makes me want to be a better artist.

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

The first step is to discover the range of knowledge of the new student about the subject of painting. A new to painting student will need to learn how to mix colors and apply the paint to a surface like wood or canvas. This will include learning about color theory, learning about mixing colors, subject composition, the use of Lighting and shadows, Drawing with Dimensioning and depth of field. In 30 years of teaching, I find that many new students have saved up the desire to express themselves which shows up in their early creations.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied Art at Arizona State University as a 4.0 student, with many teachers and I studied with The Master, Edgardo Garcia for four years. The Master Garcia won four Grumbacher awards for "Best Artist in the United States" After 20 years of learning, I perfected my craft in Hawaii owning and operating several Art Galleries where my Artwork was Published many times in magazines and Limited edition Lithograph series and distributed worldwide.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing is $15.00 per hour per student

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons Oil Painting Classes