I’m a traditional oil painter who was born in Denver on June 16, 1990. My father named me Cedric so I would not be burdened with picking a pseudonym.
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art in 2016 from Metro State University of Denver, where I learned a lot about art history and very little regarding proper painting technique. Thus, I learned the most about painting through my various apprenticeships and private lessons with master painters such as Felicia Forte, who thought me through online lessons via Skype.
I’ve sold hundreds of paintings and I’ve shipped artwork to nearly every continent. I’m a member of The Portrait Society of America, and the Oil Painters of America Art Guild.
I also own a rescued greyhound named Coco whom I might put up for adoption if she pisses in my car again.
Painting is a form of meditation.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Finding out what the student expects to learn. Then a review of the potential students artwork.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BFA and years of experience. I've sold paintings worldwide and I'm a member of multiple art guilds. I also work as a freelance photogapher and videographer.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$75 per lesson - which can be done in person or via skype. Each lesson includes a short demonstration and feedback on the previous lesson. The student has to finish the previous assignment before having their next lesson.
How did you get started teaching?
I like to see how the student can draw/paint before beggining lessons.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, some have been children, others have been adults.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I love going to art shows and museums.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
The arts require self discipline, I would make sure that the person you hire has a large body of work and demonstrates improvement over their carrer.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are your goals? What do you expect to learn from your teacher?