Monday, June 14, 2010

I used to keep this little note posted in my studio, but during the move to my new (old) house, I lost it. Recently Lori McNee posted it again on her blog and it warmed my heart to see it again! I'm going to repost it for anyone that needs a little shot in the arm and a "y0u can do it". It is one of the truest statements I've ever heard.....

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

I remember my ah-ha moment about 16 years ago when I had the thought that if one person can do this, anyone can do this with enough work, enough diligence and faith in oneself. It was quite profound at the moment and still applies to this day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Hello all!

I am going to offer an advanced class next month that is directed toward taking your painting to the next level. If you or anyone you know or paint with is interested, please have them email me or call me at (801) 389-2369.

The class will explore and integrate spatial relationships, palettes, value patterns, edge quality and expressing emotion in your work. We will also explore the business aspect of art, putting together a great statement, resume and portfolio and how to approach galleries, museums, etc. We will cover self representation and social media for selling your art. Any and all information I have in this little head of mine, from experience and otherwise, will be taught :) I am a landscape painter, but I have my education in figure work, I have extensive art history and can work and critique any genre. You can check out my FB or my webpage to see my work and Southwest Art Magazine is doing a feature article in August, as well as Western Art Magazine in August as well. My objective as a teacher is to push you to the next level while maintaining your own voice, style and expression.

Please pass this on to anyone you know that might be interested! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for your time!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fundamental Elements of Art Class

I'm going to start teaching a Fundamental Element of Art class here in my studio in Ogden. We will cover integrating value, line, edges, spacial relationships, organizing compositions, palettes, etc. This class is designed to push your paintings further! Be prepared to do alot of work!
Let me know if you are interested by email or phone!