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You Paint This in Art Class

You Paint This in Art Class

To my students, I bring thirty years of experience as a professional artist and interior designer. My formal education is in Commercial Art & Photography. Throughout my career I have worked in corporate commercial art, owned a photography studio and, alongside raising two children, operated a successful freelance business. I have been asked many times to teach art and up until recently had not been ready. Not long ago, I experienced a tragedy that broke open a part of me. I changed and  became more open in unforeseen ways. I have been fortunate to work with students who have gone on to...

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Pet Portraits

Pet Portraits

This is Walter the King Charles. Send me a photograph of your pet and order a painting. These make wonderful personalized gifts.            

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Modern Mixed Media

Modern Mixed Media

This painting is an example of my mixed media art. I use heavy acrylic paint, broad strokes, tissue paper, and sometimes leaves or bark from my trees. This type of media creates visual depth and interest. Something fun for my clients is for me to use something special from their home in the painting such wrapping paper from a child’s first birthday or flowers from a special event.

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Classical Nude

Classical Nude

I painted this using hot wax, an method resurrected from Egypt around 300 AD and referred to as encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting. It involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. The liquid/paste is then applied to a surface—usually prepared wood, though canvas and other materials are often used.

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Change of Autumn

Change of Autumn

This fall I was sitting along the edge of the Mississippi River and noticed how brilliant the colors of fall were. The media is acrylic and the size is 24 x 18. This piece sold for $350.

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