Rick Secen
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Rick Secen

Rick S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I teach representational painting, which means the painting of landscapes, portraits, figures, and still-lifes. My painting lessons begin with the basics in drawing, which is absolutely essential for nearly any type of painting. But we will go much further to include perspective from history's greatest artists, who've already solved many of the problems any student of painting is likely to have. Our focus will be not simply to copy other artists, but to eventually develop the student's own style.

About Rick S.

Hello friends!

Well,... it's a surprise that I'm writing this introduction at all to be honest. I had been traveling since last July and working on my yt channel called 'An Easel Abroad', when this crazy pandemic swept the world and forced me back home to New York City. The good news is that I have plenty of time to paint and continue my personal art education in isolation, and since online learning/teaching has become all the rage, I figured I'd give it a go.

I truly enjoy painting, and I'm excited to share the things I've learned over the years with you.

A little about me: I'm 37 yrs old, I'm from Pittsburgh, I've lived in NYC for 15 years, having received my B.F.A at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004. After wandering creatively for many years, and working full time at a television network, I decided to focus full time on painting, and so I began training informally with the New York Art Students League as well as in the private studio of a highly regarded teacher in Brooklyn. Nearly 9 years of total training has given me insight, not simply in learning to paint and draw, but also into how one can find long lasting joy in creativity.

More of my work may be found at my site ricksecen.com.

Thank you for your interest, and I hope you are all safe and comfortable in these strange times!

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Education

Product Design and Sound Design
Sep 2000 - Jul 2005

Savannah College of Art and Design

Languages

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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