Monday, July 17, 2017

Pastel Workshop

I am teaching a two-day pastel workshop at Art in the Loft in Alpena, Michigan. July 28 and 29, 10am - 4pm, with a break for lunch. Spaces are still available. Details and registration here.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Watercolor and Pastel


I am teaching pastel and watercolor at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, MI this summer. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, respectively. Classes begin next week. Details and registration information can be found here.

Gabriel, watercolor on paper, 8 x 6 inches, 1995

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Congressman Fred Upton

Thursday was the unveiling of my portrait of U.S. Congressman Fred Upton from Michigan’s 6th district. It hangs in the Rayburn Building in Washington D.C. A number of public figures spoke just before the unveiling, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, and Senator Lamar Alexander. On Friday, Fred gave us a great tour of the Capitol Building. Many thanks to Congressman Upton’s staff and to Jean Daniel, Camille Massie, and Lee Fonvielle of J. Daniel Portraiture and Fine Art.

Oil on linen, 50 x 36 inches, 2016

Monday, February 13, 2017

Paint Your House with Watercolor

I am teaching a watercolor workshop this Wednesday night at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, MI. We will focus on architectural structures. It could be your own house or any other building of your choosing. It will be a lot of fun and costs only $45. All art materials are provided, just bring a photograph of what you want to paint. Register here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Learn pastel at Paint Creek Center for the Arts

There is still room in my pastel class at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, MI. We will explore soft pastel as applied to still life arrangements with a focus on the floral motif and color theory. Demonstrations will include blending techniques and a discussion of specific paper types. We meet weekly 9-12 beginning this Tuesday, January 17. Beginners are welcome. 

Registration details are here.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Winter Classes at Paint Creek

Starting January 17 I am teaching pastel, watercolor, and painting on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings respectively. Classes are at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in charming downtown Rochester, MI. Beginners and all levels are welcome. For more information and registration go here.

Under the Dock, watercolor, 9x12 inches, 1990