Teaching people that believe they have no natural ability to paint is one of my greatest passions. I specialize in those who have always dreamed of becoming a painter but had no idea how to begin and little to no confidence. If you can sign your name, I can teach you to paint!
Over the years I've developed a method of teaching that allows anyone to paint. Although a strong foundation in drawing skills is something that all artist should possess, with this method I can have even the person that can't make a stick figure create their first beautiful painting, worthy of framing and displaying in no time at all.
A Little About Me:
In childhood, I began my art career painting with a box of Prang Oval Pan watercolors in elementary school. Love of creation continued throughout schooling. During junior and senior years at high school I was awarded an art program through Carnegie Mellon.
From that time forward, my passion has been art in some form or fashion. During the late 80's and early 90's I owned and operated an art studio and party store that specialized in private & corporate decorating for parties, meetings and product launches. Clients included Lipton, Boeing and many local restaurants and clubs.
In the 90's I moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, establishing Kabbit Arts Studio and Northbound Studio. My work while in Virginia could be seen in This Century Art Gallery, where one mosaic piece is on permanent exhibit. In 2015, I relocated to beautiful Canton, Connecticut.
Oil Painters of America
Virginia Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
National Oil & Acrylic Painters
Farmington Valley Arts Center
Digital artist specializing in concept art for the gaming industry as well as photo editing for photographers using Krita and Photoshop.
Started painting studio with a focus on oil and watercolor but also worked with mosaics as both an artist and teacher.
Owned and operated an upscale party store. Worked with clients, both commercial and private, to provide decorating services which included but not limited to balloon design work, props, matte work, etc.
Owned and operated a fine craft gallery in Cherry Hill, NJ, which featured my own pen and ink drawings and mosaics as well as a few other local artist.
Certified Art Instructor in Acrylic and Drawing Mediums
Certified Balloon Artist
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