Winslow Art Center Instructors

Susan Abbott

Susan Abbott was born in Takoma Park, Maryland and grew up in this Victorian suburb of Washington, DC. Because her father was an artist and graphic designer,

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Mitchell Albala

Mitchell Albala is an award-winning landscape painter, workshop instructor, and author. His semi-abstract and atmospheric landscapes have been exhibited nationally and are represented in corporate and private

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Nina Antze

Nina Antze is a botanical artist and quiltmaker living in Sonoma County. She has a degree in Fine Art from San Francisco State University and has a

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Cynthia Armstrong

Cynthia Armstrong holds a graduate certificate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Science Illustration and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University. She has been a

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Paul Bailey

“My work is based on a recollection of memories: hills I have climbed; coastal paths I have walked; and the perception of an horizon that stretches far

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Amis Balcomb

“It is rewarding to witness students expanding their creative thinking and art skills through the process of simply creating artwork. It is in the process of doing

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Tom Balderas

Growing up in Torrance, California, Tom Balderas lived only a few miles from the ocean, which has made nature, along with his family, the main inspiration of

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Jane Barton

In the tradition of the early artists of the West, Jane Barton loves to capture the vanishing scene: old cars in Cuba, snow bound aspens in Colorado,

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Lisa Bebi

San Diego artist Lisa Bebi is known for her sensitive yet simple depictions of vintage figures that often combine paint with black and white imagery. She spotlights

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Diana Belenky

Diana Belenky is an award-winning artist whose primary tool for expression is the emotion of light, color, and texture. Belenky has won many competitions and awards, including

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Stanley Bielen

Stanley Bielen was born in the Podkarpackie region of Poland. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and is influenced by the long regional

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Yana Beylinson

Yana Beylinson is a contemporary NJ / NYC painter who has exhibited in the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Principle Gallery, and

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Tom Birmingham

Tom Birmingham is an artist, photographer, and teacher who has lived and worked in Big Sur, California for over 30 years. He has recently located to

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Catherine Bobkoski

Catherine Bobkoski is a still life and figurative artist whose work celebrates the quiet beauty of ordinary things. Her expressive, yet delicate paintings of flowers and still

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Anne Blair Brown

Anne Blair Brown was born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island and raised in in Nashville, TN where she currently resides. Her work centers on intimate scenes inspired

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Larry Calkins

Larry Calkins was born in 1955 in Corvallis, OR, and grew up in a small logging community named Harlan. He stepped into the family tradition of working

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Matteo Caloiaro

Matteo Caloiaro is a Florida native and an alumnus of Ringling College of Art and Design. He resides in Sarasota, FL with his wife and fellow artist,

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Ingrid Christensen

Ingrid Christensen is an award winning painter and instructor who specializes in figurative and still life oil painting. Influenced by French and Russian Impressionism, her work is

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Zoë Cohen

Born in Chicago in 1961, Zoë Cohen was strongly affected by the classic graphic influences of a mid-century urban environment. Everyday exposure to modern architecture, photography, painting,

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Dayna Collins

Dayna Collins’s fiery red hair sets the tone for how she makes her art and lives her life. She is an energetic, intuitive, abstract painter working in

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Melinda Cootsona

A native Northern Californian, Melinda Lomax Cootsona received her BFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland in 1981. Melinda has been included in exhibitions

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Bethanne Cople

Over the course of her career Bethanne Cople has received many honors. She received the “Award of Excellence” at the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters annual exhibit,

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Leigh Culver

Leigh Culver is an art historian, teacher and painter. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and taught American Art for

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Margaret Davidson

Margaret Davidson has a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of Washington. She is both an artist and illustrator, and, until

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Ian de Hoog

Ian de Hoog is a Canadian artist and teacher working primarily in watercolour. He is an active member of the South Surrey and White Rock Arts Society,

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Bernard Dellario

Bernard Dellario earned a bachelor’s degree from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with emphasis on finance and art history. He studied Art at the Art League

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Kathleen Denis

Kathleen Denis is known for capturing sun-drenched light in her contemporary-impressionistic style paintings, whether painting scenes of island life, timeworn cottages, inviting gardens or adorable doggies.

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Mark Dunford

Mark Dunford studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, from 1982-1987, where he was taught by Euan Uglow, and Patrick George, continuing a

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Amy Dury

UK-based painter Amy Dury works with oils to create evocative and nostalgic works of art. Combining elements of realism with occasional abstract and gestural brushwork, Amy’s figurative

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Aimee Erickson

Aimee Erickson is an oil painter living in Portland, Oregon. She was trained as an illustrator and holds a BFA in Visual Communication Design. She has studied

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Tracy Everly

Tracy Everly is an award-winning painter. She has studied occasionally at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, but she is also largely self-taught, having put together her

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Annelise Firth

Annelise Firth’s background in history of art and a master’s degree in fine art informs her practice in many ways – Turner’s landscapes, Vincent Van Gogh’s flowers

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Grace A. Flott

Grace Athena Flott (b. 1990) is a figurative realist painter from Spokane, Washington. Southwest Arts Magazine awarded her First Place in Artistic Excellence in January 2022. Major

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Jane French

Based in Leicester, Jane French is an accomplished figurative oil painter. Having originally studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, and later an MA in Design at De

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Philip Frey

In the past twenty years, Philip Frey has developed into one of Maine’s finest landscape painters. Known as a brilliant colorist, Frey paints Maine’s harbors and islands

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Barbara Fugate

Barbara Fugate is a painter committed to making drawings and paintings that express life rather than imitate it. Discovering and experiencing “how things are” rather than “what

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Erin Lee Gafill

An award-winning painter and author, Erin Gafill has inspired people around the world with her inspirational art, heartfelt stories, and uniquely engaging teaching methods. Her work bridges

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Scott Gellatly

Scott Gellatly holds a degree in painting and drawing from the University of Oregon and has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United

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Susan Greenstein

Susan Greenstein lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA at Pratt Institute where she was exposed to many ways of working and looking at

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Nancy Gruskin

Nancy Gruskin is a figurative and still life painter from Concord, Massachusetts. She received a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art from Connecticut College and

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Al Gury

Al Gury is an educator, writer and artist.



He is a Professor of Painting, Drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

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Joe Gyurcsak

Joe Gyurcsak paints a broad range of subject matter including interiors, still life, figurative and plein air landscape painting. He has a keen sense for capturing the

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Ben Hamburger

Ben Hamburger is a painter, socially engaged artist, and educator based in New Orleans, LA. His work is driven by art’s potential to connect and enrich our

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Palden Hamilton

Born and raised in Maryland, Palden Hamilton attended the Gilman School, where he studied under Betsey Heuisler. After receiving his B.F.A. from The School of the Art

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Sarah B. Hansen

Award-winning Northwest Watercolor Society Signature member, artist, and instructor, Sarah B. Hansen has been painting for over 30 years. A self-taught painter, Sarahbegan by painting traditional transparent

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Molly Hashimoto

Seattle resident Molly Hashimoto’s paintings and prints have been published for over 30 years as notecards, holiday cards, calendars and children’s books by Pomegranate Communications. Her

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Mike Hernandez

A native Angeleno, Mike Hernandez is a plein air painter skilled in gouache, oil and acrylic, who’s works have been featured in several on-line publications as well

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Soo Hong

Soo Hong is a visual artist whose work explores issues surrounding cultural identity. Having lived and exhibited in places around the world, including, London, Shanghai, her native

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Amanda Houston

Growing up on three continents, Amanda has been inspired by much of the world. She now lives on 30 breath-taking acres in Cornelius, O.R. capturing the beauty

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Rose Irelan

Rose Irelan is an award-winning artist who loves to portray the wonder of life in her work, currently residing in the beauty of San Diego’s coast, desert,

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Hart James

Hart James studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Art Institute, and with Anne Truitt, Vera Berdich, and Ed Pashcke, among others. In addition

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Wayne Jiang

Wayne Jiang is a Portland-based realist acrylic painter. Combining the aesthetic of 17th century Baroque paintings and the composition of modern documentary photography, his works have been

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Stacy Kamin

Stacy Kamin studied illustration and traditional animation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, earning a BA in 2000. After graduation, she interned with a

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Peter Keegan

Peter Keegan is a professional artist living and working in Buckinghamshire, UK, specialising in oil painting. Trained at Cardiff School of Art, Peter follows traditional techniques but

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Christine Lafuente

A native of Poughkeepsie NY, Christine Lafuente received an A.B. in English from Bryn Mawr College in 1991. She then moved to downtown Philadelphia to

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Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee grew up in Western Pennsylvania and attended Edinboro University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Painting with an Art History minor. Lee works primarily

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Mónica Linares

Born and raised in Venezuela, Mónica was always surrounded by paint and
brushes thanks to an artist father. With a background in advertising, she was
permanently in

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Carolyn Lord

Carolyn Lord is an artist who paints the landscape, gardens, and architecture of her native California. American Artist, Watercolor Artist, and Plein Air magazines; Savvy Painter,

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Jafang Lu

JaFang Lu earned her BA degree from the City College of New York University. She studied under the portrait painter Nelson Shanks at the Art Students

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Jean Mackay

Jean Mackay is an artist, educator, and naturalist. She has been keeping an artist journal for more than nearly 20 years as a way to study and

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Carol Maguire

Carol Maguire holds a Bachelor’s in Art History from Fairfield University and the Sorbonne, she has furthered her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,

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Binny Mathews

Binny Mathews is well-known as a British portrait painter. She was one of the finalists in Sky’s Portrait Artist Of The Year 2022. She also paints en

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Mick McAndrews

Mick’s award-winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for composition and design to create works

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Tim McCormack

Tim McCormack is an accomplished artist with thirty years of teaching experience to college students and adult learners. He was the Lead Instructor in the Figure Drawing

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Brian McPhee

Brian McPhee is a Canadian artist and graduate of the Ontario College Of Art and Design with over 35 years experience of painting landscape and figurative images.

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Lynn Mehta

Known for her vivid, textured oil paintings characterized by interpretive impressionism, Lynn Mehta is an award-winning artist living in Virginia. Her art is a reflection of her

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David Mensing

David Mensing‘s paintings are featured in collections and exhibitions across the nation and around the globe. He grew up in Iowa, surrounded by wide prairies and carefully

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Eve Miller

Eve Miller is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Eve

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Mark Daniel Nelson

Mark Daniel Nelson approaches both painting and teaching in much the same way: He strives to simplify and organize information until it reaches its most potent, elemental

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Charles Newman

Charles Newman received his Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2008, focusing on plein-air painting; he earned a BFA

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Anton Nowels

Anton Nowels is an accomplished artist whose work has been been exhibited on a national level. Nowels is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society

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Nicholas O’Leary

Nicholas O’Leary (1986) was born and raised in Gisborne, New Zealand and has been painting since childhood and exhibiting since his teenage years.

After graduating from the University

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Osnat Oliva

Osnat Oliva is one of a new generation of representational painters emerging from an atelier training with technical brilliance and fresh vision. Osnat lives and works in Israel.

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Brooke Olivares

Brooke Olivares is a representational painter based out of Sarasota, Florida, originally from San Diego,CA. She earned her BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and

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Gage Opdenbrouw

Born in 1977 and raised in Northern California, Gage Opdenbrouw is an award winning painter, teacher, and woodworker, who until recent times, traveled frequently both to paint

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Janet Pedersen

An award-winning artist, Janet
Pedersen exhibits her work widely. Recently, several of her dance-themed paintings were chosen to be part of the State Department’s ‘Art in
Embassies’

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Dena Peterson

Dena Peterson was honored to be selected as one of 120 international artists out of 5000 applicants for the film, “Loving Vincent”, truly a labor of love

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Liz Prescott

Liz Prescott has been painting in her Freeport, Maine studio for over 20 years. She exhibits her work throughout New England. She is a graduate

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Mary Pritchard

Mary Pritchard received her B.A in studio art from Mount Holyoke College and has Master’s degrees in both art and journalism. She was in-house corporate art curator for

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Chris Rapa

Chris Rapa is an American artist, living in Catonsville, Maryland. Her work ranges from representational still life and landscape paintings, to murals and innovative wall finishes. Chris

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Ann Rosenthal

As an artist, educator, and writer for over four decades, Ann has explored the intersections of nature and culture through a range of environmental issues. Much of

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Mario Andres Robinson

Mario Andres Robinson was born in Altus, Oklahoma, where he resided with his family before relocating to New Jersey at the age of twelve. Robinson studied at

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Mark Russell

Mark Russell has been creating landscape and nature paintings for more than 30 years. He has exhibited his work in group shows, in galleries and museums across

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John Seed

John Seed is a Professor Emeritus at Mt. San Jacinto College who holds degrees in Studio Art from Stanford University and UC Berkeley. During his 35 year

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David Sharpe

Canadian artist David Sharpe describes his influences as the American, British and Russian Impressionist painters of the 20th Century, with a special affinity for the American Tonalists

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Loriann Signori

Loriann Signori, with the landscape as her muse, is a creator of luminosity. She allows nature to teach her about color, light and movement. Her work is

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Brian Sindler

Brian Sindler was born in Chicago in 1957. He received a bachelor of arts from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. Working as a musician for years, he

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Sarah Spackman

Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist particularly well known for her still life oil paintings. She works from a studio in Oxford that was once a punt

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Debora Stewart

Debora Stewart is a Signature Member and a Master Pastellist of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master’s Circle of the International Association

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Richard Suckling

Richard Suckling studied illustration at Cambridge School of Art and worked for a number of years as an illustrator in London, before heading to the beautiful West

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Aaron M. Thompson

Aaron Michael Thompson is a professional painter whose Paintings and Drawings have been exhibited in Samuel M. V. Hamilton Museum at The Pennsylvania academy of the Fine

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Tim Tozer

Born in 1969 in Portsmouth, UK, Tim Tozer attended the Winchester School of Art and the University of Ulster at Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1994, Tim moved

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Yer Za Vue

Yer Za Vue‘s passion for drawing and painting led her to attend The Kansas City Art Institute, where she received her BFA in Illustration in 1993.

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Meg Nottingham Walsh

Meg Nottingham Walsh, an award-winning painter and former National Geographic editor, offers a unique artistic vision that invites viewers into her world, capturing serene moments that often

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Michael Weller

Michael Weller studied librarianship in Manchester and realised early on he didn’t want to be a librarian. Life-drawing cheered him up. Later he did a degree in

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Susan Wiersema

Susan Wiersema earned a BFA from the California State University of San Bernardino with a major in Photographic Arts and a minor in Graphic Arts. After graduating

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Mel Williamson

Mel Williamson lives and paints on Salt Spring Island, BC, where she creates work in a variety of genres, including the human figure, landscape and still life.

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Past Instructors

Barbara Kidd

Barbara Kidd is an artist and teacher whose primary medium is watercolor. Born in San Francisco and raised outside of Portland, Oregon, Barbara moved to Salt

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Darrell Anderson

Darrell Anderson paints in gouache, casein, watercolors and oils, and draws in ink, graphite, and conte crayon. He studied under Ron Lukas, William F. Reese, Del Gish,

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David Baird

David Baird began studying painting at the Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, NM , the Art Students League, NY and Studio Escalier, FR. While studying

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Suzie Baker

Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on display in magazines, prestigious national shows and plein air invitationals. She became president of Oil Painters

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James Bland

James Bland is a figurative artist who enjoys the surprises and the surrender of control that oil painting uniquely offers. Memory, folklore and dreams are the main

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Amy Brnger

Amy Brnger, from Eliot, Maine, has painted still life, flowers, interiors and landscape for as long as she has been an artist. She enjoys painting flowers from

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Thomas Bucci

Thomas Bucci is an award-winning watercolorist with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design and a Masters of Architecture. After 8 years working as an architect, he began

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Scott Conary

Scott Conary has been a working painter for more than 20 years, with work in collections across the country. His approach to teaching is to give the

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Jane Davies

Jane Davies is a full-time painter. Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, Davies transitioned into freelance art, using painting and collage as her medium. Since

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Sarah Dennis

Sarah Dennis is a paper artist and illustrator whose work combines traditional paper-cutting techniques with collage. Sarah worked with a range of clients including, BBC Four, Tatler,

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Lucie Duclos

Lucie Duclos is a designer, art instructor and mixed media artist living in Victoria, British Columbia. She works in a lot of different mediums and techniques from

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Felicia Forte

Felicia Forte attended the Art Students League of New York in 2006, moving next to San Francisco, Ca where she began her career as a private instructor

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Rick Fox

Rick Fox is a painter who is fascinated by perception and the challenge and complexity of the translation of the “world” to a surface. He lives in

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Sharon Grader

Exploration and experimentation are major elements of Sharon Grader’s artistic journey of discovery. She is an abstract encaustic painter drawn to the elemental aspects of molten wax.

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Victoria Foster Harrison

An Encaustic Printmaker (creating one-of-a-kind monotypes with beeswax and paper), Victoria Foster Harrison embraces the wabi-sabi theory of “perfectly imperfect” in her urban collages and contemporary

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Catherine Hillis

Catherine Hillis has always been an achiever in the arts As a youngster, she won awards for her artwork and she acted and modeled in

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Holly Jackson

Holly Jackson is a mixed media textile artist. She specializes in 3d relief textiles that combine old hand sewing techniques with painting, modern repurposed industrial materials, and

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Ken Karlic

Contemporary artist Ken Karlic paints in watercolor and oil with a sense of urgency and passion that is about capturing the essence of a subject. Trained in

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Lisa Daria Kennedy

Lisa Daria Kennedy grew up along the northeast edge of the Hockomock Swamp in Massachusetts. She received her BA from Roger Williams University in Graphic Design, a

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Susan Kuznitsky

Susan Kuznitsky “My life’s work is to leave the world more beautiful than I found it. I look for the light and beauty. It is everywhere…

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Jerry McLaughlin

and cold wax medium, along with additives like earth, sand, and wood ash. His textured, monochromatic, minimalist works are informed by the structural world of concrete, adobe,

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Spencer Meagher

Spencer Meagher first discovered his love for art as a young child. He found he was able to express himself through drawing and painting. He refined his

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Patti Mollica

Patti Mollica delights in painting the world around her in a bold, confident style, with hues that are vibrant, energetic and contemporary. Her work is known for

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Clarence Porter

Clarence Porter received his Master Pastel Artist of Canada (MPAC) signature designation from Pastel Artists Canada in 2014, his signature designation from the Pastel Society of America

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Edmond Praybe

Edmond Praybe is an award winning painter and teaching artist currently based outside of Baltimore, MD. He shows his work widely in juried and invitational exhibitions across

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Randy Sexton

California based artist, Randall Sexton, is nationally known for the use of color and expressive brushwork in his oil paintings of “everyday” scenes. Raised in rural Connecticut,

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Benjamin Shamback

Ben Shamback is a still life and landscape painter, working almost exclusively in oil on copper. Ben received a BA in Illustration from Central Connecticut State University

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Maggie Siner

Maggie Siner is an American artist whose paintings are shown in Paris, Venice, London, New York, Washington DC, and in hundreds of collections around the world. Born

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Nancy Tankersley

Nancy Tankersley began her career as a portraitist but entered the gallery scene with figurative paintings of people at work and at leisure. Currently as she searches

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Michele Usibelli

Michele Usibelli is known for her highly personalized and positive approach to teaching. Her award-winning artwork has shown in both group and gallery exhibitions, in regional, national

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Laura Vahlberg

Laura Vahlberg’s work has been exhibited around the U.S. and internationally (in Italy, Alabama, and Virginia). She has studied under artists including Israel Hershberg, Elana Hagler, Sarah

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Steven S. Walker

Steven S. Walker has been creating inspiring works of art for corporations and private collectors for over twenty years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in fine

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Robert E. Wells

Robert E. Wells is a Yorkshire-born artist, known for his cityscape paintings as well as rural landscapes and figurative works. A member of the New English Art

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Stewart White

Stewart White is a watercolorist from Baltimore, Maryland. He is one of the rare plein air painters using the medium of watercolor. His background in architectural illustration

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Tara Will

A Maryland artist, Tara Will grew up watching the creative hands of her grandmother and had a love of creating from a young age. She attended Mount

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Chris Witkowski

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Chris Witkowski now lives in Port Townsend, Wa. Her pastels, oils and watercolors have been shown in galleries up and down the West

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Yong Hong Zhong

Yong Hong Zhong was born in Canton, China and immigrated to the United States when he was twelve years old. Yong developed a keen interest in

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Adebanji Alade

Dana Aldis 

Stanley Bielen

Sarah Bixler

Ann Breckon

Martin Campos

Aaron Coberly

Valerie Collymore

Karen Cornell

Millard (Mick) Davidson

Hal Dean

Tim Deibler

Jennifer Diehl

Sophie Frieda

Pam Galvani

Elizabeth Geiger

Jeannie Grisham

Dorota Haber-Lehigh

Elana Hagler

Steven Hill

William Hook

Patrick Howe

Holly Hudson

Jane Hunt

Ninalee Irini

Eric Jacobsen

Barbara Jaenicke

Eric Johnson

Catherine Kehoe

Duane Keiser

Ken Kewley

Rita Kirkman 

Mike Kowalski

Anne Samuel Lewis

Calvin Liang 

Kathy Liao

Lin Lucas

David Marty

Kathleen McKeehen  

Ned Mueller

Theresa Neinas 

Cass Nevada

Susan Ogilvie  

Desmond O’Hagan

Randi Parkhurst

Erin Raedeke

Steven Reddy

Ilaria Rosselli del Turco

Britt Rynearson 

Sarah Sedwick

David Shevlino

Stuart Shils

Dianna Shyne

Kathleen Speranza 

Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Henry Stinson

Michael Story 

Glenn Tramantano

John Ursillo

Rickie Wolfe

Jordan Wolfson

Lois Yoshida 

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