30 years in business

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I graduated from the American Academy of Fine Art college in 1980, with a graphic arts degree. I moved to Portland, Or. 38 years ago. I had a booth at the Portland Sarurday Market for a few years. When at the market I was asked to be a courtroom artist for channel 2 news, KATU here in Portland. I worked with the news team for a few years. I belonged to the Northwest Pastel Society for 5 years winning a honorable mention. In my business I have painted murals for private clients and I painted 28 doors and a 75 ft. mural at McMinnimen’s Edgefield in Troutdale, Or. I started making one of a kind art dolls about 20 years ago. Ive been in many galleries over the years. My dolls were in 4 doll magazines including a 3 page article in Art Doll Quarterly. I am currently working in pastel, acrylics, charcoal and working in 3D with my dolls and needle felting. I have quite a lot of knowledge to share.  

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Eagle Creek, OR 97022
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to get to know what the student would like to get out of our time together and see where they are at in they’re studies. 

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

I went to a fanfastic art school for 2 years studying classic life drawing and the fundimentals of drwaing. A great knowledge in the foundations of drawing and painting

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

my pricing varies with the student

How did you get started teaching?

friends and children of friends asked if I could teach tgem how to draw

What types of students have you worked with?

adults, male and female and children ages around 8-10

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was commissioned to paint a mural in a client’s pool house. She wanted a disney theme. It was great fun. Her grand children and children loved finding all the charactors

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

always ask to see the person’s work and talk to them to see if that would be a good fit for you

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

what do I want to get out of these lessons to get my full moneys worth

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