Pennington Fine Art
My students have the opportunity to study with an extremely successful, knowledgeable realist painter. The quality of work my students produce, as well as the practical experience I’ve gained working with dealers and owning galleries will help them reach and exceed their goals of a career in fine art.
I have 25 years of professional experience selling my work with fine art dealers. Additionally I have many years owning my own galleries on Royal Street in New Orleans, and another in Savannah, Georgia.
If this is the style of painting you’re interested in, I can help you achieve your goals and avoid common mistakes that hold most artists back.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Assess current ability. Discuss goals which could be as simple as learning traditional and modern painting techniques to more complex needs such as improving and streamlining a portfolio to present to dealers and galleries.
After assessing current level and addressing goals we focus on identifying weaknesses and creating a lesson plan of specific exercises to improve technique. Technical mastery is the first step in painting. Once students have a solid grasp of tools and techniques, we then move on to personal vision and expression.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
30 years of independent study, including 10 years copying masterworks in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$100 per lesson. Each lesson we’ll both create a small painting of the same subject in the same lighting. As we work students will have the opportunity to ask questions, observe, and focus on technique. If the student has trouble, we’ll identify the problems as they occur and correct them.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look at the quality of their work. Look at their paintings. Look at their drawings. Assess their skill and accomplishment. Only if you’re sure you can learn from someone should you take lessons.
There are thousands of artists with teaching degrees struggling to make ends meet because they didn’t focus on building a strong foundation of skills. Painting isn’t about talent. Painting is about skill. Can your instructor give you the skills you need to meet and exceed your goals? If yes, study with that instructor. If not, keep looking.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What do you hope to accomplish?
What do you want to learn?
Where do you hope to see yourself in 5 years? In 10 years?
How can you be sure you get the best education that helps you reach your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible?
Is this a hobby or would you like to make this your profession?