OCTOBER 18-19-20, 2013 $425.00
STAPE WILL BE COMING TO TEACH A WORKSHOP OCT, 2013.
PLEIN AIR...STAPE IS A WONDERFUL TEACHER!!
I am a professional landscape painter.I make my living painting pictures. In my blog I show my paintings, offer some of the techniques, ideas and methods I have learned over the years, and talk about how to make a living as an artist. I present some essays on painting, art, and hopefully amuse you some at the same time. I will also tell you about many of the fine painters I have known over the years and some who died long ago.
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Nov 15-16-17 2013.. STILL LIFE, LANDSCAPE & PEOPLE...! CONTACT SANDY SHAVER:firstname.lastname@example.org
PAT WALKER TO RESERVE SPOT:EMAIL- RITSARTIST@AOL.COM
Pat Walker is representational painter of portraits, still-lifes & landscapes. Her masterful manipulation of light and dark, evocative of Rembrandt’s use of chiaroscuro, is the defining component of her style. By means of it she aims “to create mystery and emotion.” These two elements are the real subjects of her work. Her classic representations of fruit, jug, table & cloth are windows opening to domestic worlds. The views evoke tales of life in imagined homes and times. Her representation of the human face is a view to the inner world of the subject’s personality; the unarticulated life-quest, heroic, tragic, wise, at-risk, on the cusp of accepting inevitable challenges and the resigned contentment of latter years. Her faces cannot be forgotten. They linger teasing from the viewer’s mind the story that explains; or searching for a name that has the power to keep safe what the viewer experienced.
Oil Painters of America; Richeson75; Joan Mitchell Foundation;
Mississippi Arts Commission ; The Andy Warhol Foundation; Visual Arts Contemporary Arts Center; PBS; Greenville Arts Council.
AMERICAN ARTIST "HIGHLIGHTS;" American Artist; American Art Collector; Southwest Art, Gallery’s; Greenville Arts Council
Artists of the South; Delta Magazine; Life in the Delta;
Pat teaches workshops...Website: (http://patwalker-workshops.com)
Elizabeth Robbins...December 6-7-8, 2013
Class will focus on the art of "The Still Life" with an emphasis on florals. From conception to the finish, Robbins will discuss what makes a painting successful and what is meant by the "flow of light." Elizabeth will cover understanding composition, temperature changes, color harmony, atmosphere, and the importance of lost and found edges. Robbins emphasizes learning the fundamentals of painting but also emphasizes that once these fundamentals are learned, you need to let your heart take over and paint from your heart.
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
Dec 6-7-8, 2013 ~ $475.00
Elizabeth (formely painted under the name of Pruitt) was raised in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. As a child, her Grandmother's would help her identify various wild flowers at their cabin above Oakley, Utah. This is where her love of flowers began. "I still have the book where I pressed and catagorized wild flowers that my paternal Grandmother helped me with." She began painting in her early 20's but soon children became her priority and her love of painting was an occasional hobby. As the children grew, so did her desire to expand on her art. She now enjoys the freedom to devote full time to her art. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and in the Ella Dunnegan Museum in Bolivar, MO.
Pat Walker ~ 3- Day Workshop ~July 26- 27 - 28, 2013 ~ CLOSED
DANIEL BILMES ~ Sept13-14-15, 2013 ~ $ 395.00 CLOSED
3 Day FIGURATIVE Workshop ~September 13.14.15, 2013
3 Day FIGURATIVE Workshop ~September 13-14-15, 2013
Daniel Bilmes is an artist in the figurative genre, whose paintings are noted for their elegance, refinement and serene humanism. He is the recipient of the grand prize in the 3rd "Utrecht/ American Artist Magazine competition", and the portrait merit award in this year's "Salon International".
Daniel’s work has been influenced by such masters as Rafael, Repin and Rembrandt, but the artist he most admires is his father and teacher, Semyon Bilmes. Daniel began his artistic education at the age of eight under Semyon’s tutelage. His schooling is deeply rooted in classic 19th century Russian painting tradition, and his style inspired by his multi-cultural upbringing and international travels. At the age of 15 he became an instructor at the Ashland Academy of Art in Southern Oregon.
Daniel went on to co-found Atelier Maui with his father, where he taught for 2 years before moving to LA.
His work aims to capture the character of his subject in the most sensitive and truthful way possible. He achieves this by digging ever deeper into the human experience, looking for hidden insights, bringing them into significance and onto the canvas.
In addition to numerous and varied ongoing projects, Daniel teaches at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.
WILLIAM KALWICK ~ 2014
WILLIAM KALWICK, JR - 2014
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY INDIVIDUAL CRITIQUES INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS This class will be a workshop for beginners to advanced artists in the tradition of the old masters. Students will paint landscapes en plein air, portrait and still life. It is anticipated that students will paint two paintings each day. Students will learn the basics of painting with emphasis on values, composition and the importance of the juxtaposition of color and shape. The advanced student will learn the refinement of their existing techniques. There will be critiques. Bill was born in New Jersey and after graduation from high school, studied at the Art Students League in New York City. In 1981, he moved to Houston, Texas to become Lajos Markos’s protégé. His paintings cover many subjects, but he is mainly known for paintings depicting life in Guatemala and Mexico, scenes of romantic figurative subjects, and landscapes. He has shown throughout the United States and Europe and in 1994 was selected as the demonstration artist at the Gilcrease Rendezvous. He has participated in many shows including the prestigious Prix de West Invitational in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the Masters of the American West Show at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, California.
Fongwei Liu ~
Fongwei Liu Workshop
Fongwei received his MFA degree from Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2009.
Since 2010, Fongwei has been teaching graduate level painting classes at Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
Fongwei started his career as a professional artist in 2009. His works have been shown in many exhibitions, such as:
Salon International by Greenhouse Gallery
National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils by Oil Painters of America
Annual International Portrait Competition by the Portrait Society of America
Great Impressionists – Masters of Fine Art by Silvana Gallery
Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition by Waterhouse Gallery
Born and raised in the northeast, Rohm's return to painting was triggered in early 80's when he moved to Texas; the broad vistas and bright, hard sky of the southwest opened up before him. Here was a landscape of stark simplicity and solitary beauty. Bob began to cut back on his production business in order to paint part time, and, in a few short years he became a full time artist.
Rohm's style reflects his discovery of the southwest: "Although my work is representational, I simplify textures and surfaces to dramatize planes of light and color. My use of color is impressionistic and expressive. I contrast both hard and soft edges, as well as transparent and opaque paint," he explains. Each painting seems to capture an element beyond reality. Each moves the viewer beyond the subject itself. As Rohm says, "A painting fails if it does not induce the viewer to experience some form of emotion, not only about what the subject is but why it is." And while not all of his paintings have a typical southwestern theme, they demonstrate the focus of style which evolved through his realization of the southwestern image: razor-sharp contrasts and vivid colors.
Rohm lectures, demonstrates and teaches painting workshops. A signature member of the Oil Painters of America, and the Pastel Society of America, he has exhibited in national and international shows and has won many awards. His art and teachings have been featured in many publications and can be found in numerous corporate and private collections internationally.
BOB ROHM 2014
http://bobRohm.com Bob Rohm communicates the externals of his subjects with great vibrancy and power. His inner vision speaks subtly of simple yet complex beauty. Rohm's style reflects his discovery of the southwest: "Although my work is representational, I simplify textures and surfaces to dramatize planes of light and color.