Kitty Wallis My first plein air mentor. Kitty continues to advise me with structured critique sessions meant for the serious artist. Even though Kitty is a pastel artist and my medium is oil paint, art fundamentals are the same. I have also taken drawing classes with her. Kitty's drawing instruction is "unparalleled."
Kenn Backhaus You can find 5 days of my daily "reviews" of my first workshop with Kenn on Wet Canvas.
Jeff Burke Drawing instructor at Hipbone studio. I've taken his anatomy series. An incredible value.
Eric Jacobsen My most regular instructor. I've taken Eric's classes as often as I can. His classes and workshops are first rate. He was trained at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT. I made my biggest most noticeable advances because of my work with him.
Mitch Baird When Mitch started teaching workshops, I signed up immediately. Can you see why?
Elio Camacho Elio studied with Ovanes Berberian and Ovanes Berbarian studied with Sergei Bongart..whose instructor learned from Nicholai Fechin. What a pedigree! I've taken two workshops with Elio and will take a third next summer.
* My graphic design teacher who taught me everything I know about communication art is Robert Selby