Keys to composition, colour and content for effective painting
I am the education sales manager for Curry’s looking after colleges, universities and school boards supplying art materials. My classes at Haliburton School of art and Design have been full with eager plein air painters, beginners to advanced artists for 18 years. Blue Mountain School of landscape Painting and art clubs across Ontario have been my teaching passion for over 20 years. We get to share the art making experience and help each other.
Painting really got rolling for me in High School where I met AY Jackson and got turned on by Tom Thompson and his work along with Andrew Wyeth, an American painter of note. Studying the process with guidance from contemporary and old masters of the craft from their works and books written some of the very best in North America have been the well I go back to again and again as the learning process continues. Charles Hawthorne, Robert Henri, Richard Schmidt and others remain sources of ideas from which to grow. I demonstrate and talk about all of those things in all my demos and workshops.