Articles about artistic inspriation, methods and techniques, and general thoughts and ideas about art.

March 26, 2019

Art, like beauty, is subjective.  Tastes differ and what we bring to a work of art as the viewer, such as our memories, ideas, personal experiences and emotions act as a filter and plays a huge role in how we p...

December 4, 2018

Taking care of your investment is a relatively simple matter that will insure the beauty and longevity of the work for generations. By following a few simple guidelines, you can insure that no damage will come...

October 14, 2017

I want to share what was perhaps the perfect experience, for an interior designer and I, in creating a large, customized landscape commission.  Over the years, I’ve done several commissions for collectors and i...

October 2, 2017

Often I hear students say  “I want to paint like this or that artist”.  I understand the mindset; I’ve been there.  An artist inspires you, the brushwork, colours, painting technique and subject resonate deeply...

September 7, 2016

It's that time of year, the air is getting cooler, days are getting shorter and the weather is perfect for landscape painting.

I'm pleased to announce that the Fall, 2016 class schedule is available with plenty...

May 12, 2016

Recently I’ve been looking at a lot of Russian artists, specifically the old Russian master paintings from mid-1850s to about 1900. There are two paintings that inspired me to create work that is featured at th...

April 26, 2016

As one of the most important tools of a painter, brushes deserve some respect and a lot of

understanding. However, I find that many students get confused when first starting to paint as to which brushes to use...

April 10, 2016

 

 

 

Collectors, as well as artists, often carry insecurity about their taste in and understanding of fine art. They question themselves and ask “I like it, but is it good?” or “What makes this a great work of ar...

April 7, 2016

Art, in any form, requires discipline. One must learn and master core skills so well that they are second nature. Pianists practice scales. Ballerinas practice at the barre. Singers do vocal exercises. Athletes...

February 23, 2016

I focus a lot on the craft of creating conservationally sound oil paintings and best practices for artists in my classroom. This article is for collectors; it’s the other side of the coin, if you will, and how...

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