I am an artist, a teacher of art, and a native of rural Georgia. My home since the mid-70s is the northeast Georgia mountains where I live in a small cabin with my two cats, Lizzy and Charley.
During the first 42 years of my career I spent ten years as a college art professor. For the 24 years following, I taught in my own art school. If you are interested in a more detailed outline of my training and experience, go HERE.
But for this introduction, I’m more interested in telling you what I’m doing now, and that is I’m assembling my accumulated knowledge and discoveries into one-hour affordable video tutorials focusing on the composing of painting, I’m live streaming painting workshops every month, and I’m doing weekly Quick Tips on YouTube.
For the video lessons and workshops, I focus on how we compose our paintings. Even though composing too often is given only a nod, I know it to be the most organic part of painting–the real heartbeat of any successful painting. I have discovered that every composing principle is a living, working tool with the potential for taking any work far beyond mere description to exciting levels of self expression. My passion is to share this with you by giving you intelligible and coherent experiences that you can practice and make your own.
I look forward to hearing from you that my teaching has opened for you doors into your own creative uniqueness.