CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
"Learn how the effective use of colors in a beautiful combination can transmit the moods of a still life or landscape. I will guide you in an honest approach to seeing and understanding color relationships and the many light keys of nature. Color, values, drawing, and composition with an emphasis on seeing the big shapes and their relationships will be taught through a series of exercises, one-on-one instruction, and demonstrations."
After a period of exploring abstract expressionism in my early years, by the mid 90's, I had found my passion in the beauty of plein air...
I am a devoted painter of the "New American Impressionist Movement”. My mission, as a painter, is to effectively apply colors in a beautiful combination to transmit the many moods of nature. I try to take an honest approach of painting the specific color relationships that I see to interpret the many light keys that nature provides –that’s what ultimately inspires me.
My biggest artistic influence has been with my studies of the "Hawthorne-Hensche Principle" with my studio-mate, Camille Przewodek, for well over a decade, and with other former students of Henry Hensche, such as John Ebersberger, Cedric and Joanette Egeli at their studio in Maryland and at the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown. I also had the privilege of studying landscape painting with Joseph Mendez, a former student of Russian master painter Sergei Bongart, in California and in Spain for several years as well as with Frank Gannon of Forestvillle California, another student of Henry Hensche. I studied at the Scottsdale Artists' School Off-Site Workshops with nationally renowned painters Gay Faulkenberry, George Strickland, Kenn Backhaus, Skip Whitcomb, Matt Smith, and Ray Roberts. Since 2003, I have been working closely with Peggi Kroll-Roberts and Ray Roberts of Angels Camp California. To this day, I am devoted to my teaching and continual training with nationally recognized painters, as I love the process of continuing to learn, grow and advance as a painter.
PAL | atelier
250 Water Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
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