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Train with an award-winning fine artist, experienced in teaching talented, driven students on how to succeed in representational rendering. This is achieved by aligning unique talent aspect with custom insights suited specifically to the individual's needs. This approach allows budding artists to leapfrog unrequired steps in training so they may begin painting and drawing on a professional level at the earliest opportunity. 

Training, Awards, and Accomplishments

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- Accomplished landscape, portrait and figure painter
- Trained and experienced in canvas and mural painting
- Paint mediums include oil and acrylics as well as digital works
- Have provided cover and editorial art for numerous publications
- Drawings include pen and ink, pencil and felt pen
- Pen illustrations include commercial, technical, children and imaginary

- Graduate of The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) Philadelphia, PA

PAFA is the oldest institute of fine arts education in the United States and offers a variety of curriculum. Its distinguished faculty has always represented the avant-garde while supporting traditional values and approaches to art and design, painting and sculpture.

Studied under distinguished artists/instructors including Walter Stuempfig, Hobson Pittman, Francis Speight, Jimmy Lueders, Ben Kamahira, Elizabeth Osborne and Morris Blackburn

Student development included:
- Extensive figure/life, still life, and landscape painting
- Clay figure sculpting
- Advanced drawing and composition studies
- Zinc and copper plate etching courses
- Materials and technique training
- Ongoing attendance at student critique gatherings
- Development of work ethic to see all work to completion

- Commissioned work has included on-site paintings of Philadelphia revolutionary landmarks for the National Park Service
- Private portraits
- Cover spot art and illustration for national publications
- Executive portraits for Inc Magazine
- The Philadelphia Inquirer
- The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
- Saunders and Saunders College Publishing
- Richard D Irwin Publishing
- J.B. Lippencott Publishers
- Wm C Brown Publishing
- Harcourt Brace Publishers
- Misc Book Covers

Graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

- William E Cresson Memorial European Traveling Scholarship
- Henry J Scheidt Memorial Travel Scholarship
- Thomas Eakins Award - Figure Painting, First Prize
- Thomas Eakins Award - Figure Painting, Honorable Mention,
- Catherine Grant Memorial Prize - Still Life Painting
- Alexander Prize - Outstanding Use of Medium (Painting)
- Quaker Storage Prize - Composition

Tuition Scholarships:
- Eleanor S. Gray - Full Tuition Scholarship (3.5 years) from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
- Moore College of Art partial tuition scholarship applied towards Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts while in high school

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

Begin with charcoal drawing to teach lights and dark approach to shape rendering to gradually pull the student first away from linear rendering (line) to open form (shape and space) rendering. Then we move onto color (acrylic or oil) with simple to more complex subjects with the student first watching me, then painting together until finally, the student works entirely on their own. 

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

Professional training at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in Philadelphia PA, where I studied under several accomplished, established and museum recognized artists. 

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

Depending on the level of training and time involvement, the training fees can range for $50-100 daily. Course accomplishment is generally set for 7 to 10 days, again depending on students ability and drive. 

How did you get started teaching?

Charcoal drawing where the student works for dark to light with a limited use of lines with mostly shading. This then turns to color rendings (acrylic or oils) of simple subjects like basic still-life until painting technique is established. 

What types of students have you worked with?

My experience has been limited to serious art students who wish to accelerate their training. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One student was able to duplicate my style of painting within 10 days, then later went on to develop their own unique style using my approach to re-learning how they saw objects. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

In order to leapfrog to a professional level, there must be total honesty, commitment, and drive on the part of the student. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

My students should first reflect on how serious they consider their commitment to art and just how hard they are willing to work while sacrificing their personal time to reach a level of finish and painting quality they aspire to and currently lack. A serious artistic commitment requires more time after class than during. 

Lessons offered

Acrylic Painting Lessons Oil Painting Classes Painting Classes Drawing Lessons Illustration Classes AP Exam Prep Tutors