• Classes-Workshops
  • Think you can’t paint?

    Students painting

    Think you can’t paint? Oh, sure, maybe you’ve tried it. You remember painful moments in school where you envied the kid next to you who seemingly could draw anything – even Spiderman. But your efforts? Well, maybe that’s what drove you to studying accounting. Or maybe you found creative solutions to hide your humiliation and […]






  • Artwork
  • Classes and workshops for 2017

    Student painting the figure

    I’ll be teaching several classes and workshops in 2017. Here is the upcoming schedule. If you’d like more information or wish to sign up for my private studio classes or workshops, click the link for information and sign up. Private Classes in my studio – Jan-May; Jul-Nov   (Begins January 6th – monthly enrollment. Charcoal Portrait workshop […]






  • Artwork
  • Manifest Destiny

    Manifest Destiny is one of the paintings in my current show. It continues the theme of looking at our relationship with and connection to nature. Manifest destiny was a 19th century belief in the destiny of settlers to expand westward across the United States, and remake the land and culture. It served to justify, as a moral imperative, both the expansion […]






  • Artwork
  • Portrait of Tess

    oil sketch of Tess, oil on panel, 16x12in, Jean Wilkey

    Tess took painting classes from me. She was already quite talented and drew well. I shared the basics of painting in oils with her. Then she became a teen ager and I lost her to boys. This is an oil sketch I did of her using a less limited palette. It’s basically the Zorn palette, along with a […]






  • Artwork
  • Portrait of Zoie on a Monday

    portrait of Zoie, oil on panel, 14 x 11 in

    Having a model is a great way to start off the week. This was a quick two-hour portrait study of Zoie, one of my students. She’s a great model. Didn’t move an inch! I used the Zorn palette that I wrote about last post, which consists of Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red light, Ivory Black and Titanium White. This is […]