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 T.J. CUNNINGHAM

Oil
Bringing The Energy Of The Great Outdoors Into The Studio
February 6-10, 2017
Tuition $595

 During this comprehensive landscape class, both plein air and studio painting will be thoroughly discussed.  Often, work created in the studio lacks the energy of paintings created outdoors from direct observation.  However, the time constraints of working only from life generally limits the design, finish and size of a plein air piece compared to studio work.  The focus of this class will be the process of taking information from both life studies and photographs and combining them into authentic, fully realized studio paintings-bringing the best in both worlds together.   

This class will cover:
The basic elements of the landscape
How to compose a landscape both in the field and in the studio
A common-sense process for mixing and matching color
The skillful use of photographs in studio work-how to make them help and not hurt your finished work.  Students are encouraged to bring their own favorite photos.

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
 

TJ was home schooled, which meant that very few things distracted him from his extra-curricular, creative pursuits. Throughout his teen years, his creative spark intensified into an artistic passion leading to his decision to study art after high school -- for better or for worse.  His first exposure to contemporary art that was both representational and excellent came in the form of literature for the art department at Pensacola Christian College.  He decided to attend.

Since the summer following his graduation in 2010, TJ has pursued art professionally. His love of painting supersedes his love for any one subject matter. As a result, his portfolio is comprised of many portraits, still-life’s, and landscapes.

His primary goal is to capture the essence and feeling of the subject matter, whatever it may be. He wants you, the viewer, to feel what he felt when he was first inspired to paint the picture.

“Whether I am working in the field with rocks stacked on my easel to keep it from blowing over in the wind or spending hours carefully rendering in my studio, my greatest fulfillment comes from creating through direct observation.”

Tim also says “The number of things that I find aesthetically compelling has grown very broad.  Still, an authentic portrayal of light and color are the goals, whether the subject is the beautiful variation of yellows in a sunflower’s petals or gleaming, reflected light on a rain-soaked horse.  Every time I paint, I strive to create something more meaningful than all preceding work.”

TJ’s recent awards include an Award of Exceptional Merit in 2013 and 5th place in 2014 from the Portrait Society of America. Also in 2014 the national art periodical Southwest Art named him one of the America's emerging artists in their “21 Under 31” article.

 TJ’s work is represented by the Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont, www.edgewatergallery.co;  and Haynes Galleries in Nashville, Tennessee and Thomaston, Maine www.haynesgalleries.com.  Also see www.cunninghamfineart.com for more examples of his work. 

 

 

 

 

 MICHAEL WORKMAN

Oil
Landscape
February 20-24, 2017
Tuition $995

For Michael Workman, the act of painting usually starts with an emotional response to the landscape and is ultimately completed by the viewers through their emotional responses to the painting. A delicate balance is achieved in his paintings between realism and abstraction. The landscape can be dramatic, moody and subtle. Michael Workman's art is blended in a play between opposites on a variety of levels: classicism and romanticism, thin and thick paint, warm and cool colors, careful planning and spontaneity. "That flirtation between yin and yang is by design, because in Workman's view, mastering those opposites is a source of unparalleled magic." (SouthWest Art, September 1996).

This will be primarily an indoor class.   Michael will be painting throughout the week, thus allowing the participant to see first hand how he addresses these same subjects in his own work. Michael will demonstrate and lecture for all the students, while allowing plenty of one-on-one time for discussion and critique designed to help each student achieve their own personal vision. Students should already have basic drawing skills and prior experience with landscape painting. 

In this class, we will paint mostly from photographs, so bring photos that you might want to work from and a camera, as there is some fantastic subject matter in the area.  We will talk a lot about what makes good photos for painting and what to look for when you are out in the field.  This is mostly a landscape class so don't bring photos of people, pets etc. 

Bring a lap top computer if you have one. It is really nice to be able to edit photos and paint from the laptop screen. 

Michael encourages self-direction and personal discovery and wants to help students find their own way to solve art problems.  If you have a palette of colors that you feel good about use them.  However, for those who want to know exactly what he does, the school will be sending out his supply list about 45 days before the class begins. 

For the students that want to do a "paint along with Mike" which is something he has been doing in workshops lately where everyone paints from the exact same image on the same size panel etc.,  bring a rigid 12"x12" panel primed with gesso and ready to paint on.  Other than that panel, bring what you are comfortable with.   

If you have some images of some recent work bring those so he can see where you are.  People always ask  what books he recommends.  Here is a couple to think about buying if you don't already have them: John F. Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting and Edgar Payne’s book on composition.

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS

Michael received both a BA and an MFA degree in studio art from Brigham Young University.  That training is evident in the symmetry of Michaels’s compositions, his nimble blending of old master techniques with modern ideas and his delicately restrained use of light and color.  On a number of levels, his paintings are a harmonious blend of opposites: classicism and romanticism, thin and thick paint, warm and cool colors, careful planning and spontaneity.   

Workman’s work has been featured in numerous one person shows around the country.  He has been published in most of the major art publications in the United States.  See his work at www.workmanstudio.com.  He is represented by Meyer Galley East in Santa Fe, N.M.(www.meyereastgallery.com).

 

 

 

 

 LORI PUTNAM

Oil
Plein Air To Studio
March 22-26, 2017
Tuition $750

Landscape Plein Air/Studio combination: 

Lori Putnam’s paintings are a personal and genuine response to a scene, and she encourages her students to learn to do the same. In this workshop, students will begin en plein air making sketches, grasping excitement, and capturing ideas. These sketches (most with little or no detail) will then be used as inspirational material for more-complete studio pieces that remain fresh and inviting. Letting go of formulas and finding the confidence to express ourselves honestly seems difficult, sometimes even fearful. Students will leave this workshop excited; ready to experiment more on their own; and, above all, pointed toward meaningful, personal, artistic growth. 

Workshop includes lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personalized instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress.

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS

Lori Putnam’s artistic development truly began following an intensive, 8-month period of self-study in Italy in 2008. The artist’s rapid growth and style continued to evolve for the next several years, due largely to the influence and encouragement from artist friends Quang Ho and Scott Christensen.  Considered one of the nation’s most prominent and sought-after Modern Impressionists, Putnam’s paintings border on abstraction, and are recognized for their energetic brushwork, masterful use of color, and intelligent design.

Lori paints landscapes and still life, as well as the figure and portraits. When asked about subject matter, Putnam states, “It is much less about the actual subject itself, and more about color harmonies, rhythms, patterns, and shapes.” While she may use photographs as reference material, she prefers working from life, and travels extensively painting sketches to use for larger paintings at her studio in Charlotte, Tennessee.

 Lori has been the recipient of numerous awards for her paintings and has been published in numerous national publications.  

 She is represented by various galleries around the country.  Visit her website for more details and more examples of her work. See www.loriputnam.com.

 

 

 

 

NANCY BUSH

Palmetto Bluff, SC
Oil 
Landscapes-indoor-limited to 14 students
April 17-20, 2017
Tuition $750

This class will be held at the beautiful new art center just completed at Palmetto Bluff, S.C., just a few minutes from Bluffton, S.C.

Beautiful black cows full bodied grazing sheep, and  misty, atmospheric days populate many of  the  pastures of Nancy Bush’s sensitive and emotional landscapes.  The scenes depict various atmospheric scenes from around the country and could exist anywhere that is special in your own memories.  Expressively dreamlike, they capture the chill when the sun goes behind a cloud, the  smell of a drizzling rain and the rustle of leaves shivering in the treetops.

“The variety and vastness of the landscape can sometimes be overwhelming, but  I find myself thinking “less is more.””  Early in her career, Bush emphasized the “more” using bright, colorful strokes alla prima.  Several years ago, she shifted to a subdued tonalist palette and a more methodical technique was perfected.  She treasures the “fleeting moments that you get in the early mornings and late evenings.  They convey more of a mood, a feeling, because of the light”.  She achieves a tranquil universality in her paintings by melding her painted field studies and reference photographs back in the studio.  “I want viewers to feel the physicality and emotional essence of the subject, and to find a little peace, serenity, and quiet moments of reflection”.

This class will concentrate on light, water and atmosphere and its play on a painting.  The class will also cover how to achieve luminosity in the painting through layering and through the application of glazes throughout the painting process. 

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED ONLY
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY

With a poetic economy of color and detail, Bush, a tonalist, paints low light and close values.  When nature lingers in breathless moments, she is there to capture dusk flirting with the last blush of sunset; moon shadows veiling dimension; or mist hushing the earth.  Studies, notes and photos from painting plein air around the country remind her of the tones, colors, scents and feelings so she can take the entire experience back to her studio and depict the lyrical, the profound peace and beauty in a lonely, exquisite sense.

After successful business career, Nancy Bush threw herself into studying art at a rapid pace.  She attended Mission Renaissance art school in Austin, Texas-a school dedicated to the study of the “Masters”, while also taking  many classes from Laguna Gloria Art Museum School of Art.   She then began taking many workshops throughout the United States. “My early workshop studies were dedicated to colorful landscapes and still life, so many of my instructors were known as colorists.”  Several years later, she felt the need to change her direction after some east coast and European travel. Nancy became very interested in a more subdued tonalist palette and started studying painters from the 19th and 20th centuries such as George Inness, Isaac Levitan, Henry Twachtman, and Russell Chatham.  In the early 90’s she became familiar with the work of Michael Workman and Scott Christensen and began to study with them consistently for several years.

Nancy's work is collected around the country and has been displayed in numerous museum shows around the United States.  She has been published in numerous magazines including  Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, Art of the West, American Art Collector, among others.

Her work is represented by several galleries around the country including Astoria Fine Art-Jackson, WY; Insight Gallery-Fredericksburg, TX;  Jack Meier Gallery-Houston, TX;  Principle Gallery-Charleston, S.C.

  See more examples of her work on her own web site at www.nancybush.com.

 


 

PHIL BOB BORMAN

Landscape
April 24-28
, 2017
Charleston, SC

Tuition $695

If you are a beginner or want to freshen up on the basics of oil painting, this class is for you.  No previous experience necessary.  You will learn the elements of painting: color, color harmony, values, composition design and more.  We will also apply these principles as we paint.  Different techniques will be taught as well as the use of different tools and their effects.  The goal is for the student to understand these elements so they may further enjoy their journey in painting. 

 This class will take out the  unknown or “scary” part out of painting.  Bring photos of your favorite subjects.  Lots of questions are welcome.  This will be an informative and fun painting experience.

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS

A LIFE LONG FAN OF Will Rogers, Phil Bob mused that the cowboy humorist brought him to an interesting artistic insight.  “Art is a visual language and like story telling, the content of the story is simply where your start.  It is how you tell the story that brings the smile, crates the mood, and evokes the emotions.”

 Phil Bob Borman has been a professional painter and sculptor for over 25 years.  His education includes an MFA in Art, several CA (Cowboy Artist) workshops, and studied under  sculptor Mehl Lawson and has studied with various artists including Michael Workman, Karen Vance and George Strickland.  His work is held in many collections throughout the US and Europe.  Phil Bob is represented by Whistle Pik Galleries-Fredericksburg, TX www.whistlepik.com, Legacy Gallereies - Scottsdale, AZ and Jackson, WY  www.legacygalleries.com  and Lee Fine Art-Ft Worth, Tx  www.leesmallfineart.com

 

 

GUIDO FRICK

Oil Painting 
Landscape/Still Lifes (outdoors)
May 14-18, 2017
Tuition $595 

This class is devided into two parts.  The first two days are devoted to still life painting followed by landscape painting for the remaining three days.

You will learn how to create not just a painting, but a piece of art.   You will also learn  how to put soul, power and emotion into your painting to avoid ending up with just a copy of your subject.  Guido will demonstrate how to combine your visual impressions with you inner sensitivity to find your own artistic language, allowing your individual personality to be recognizable in every brushstroke.  You will be encouraged to show excitement and emotions to bring your painting alive.

Don’t be satisfied with something that is just pretty and polished, but instead express yourself in a bold and colorful way, by always allowing your enthusiasm about the beauty of a landscape or a still life setup to surface in your painting. 

Do you want to achieve a convincing result in one session?  Do you want to catch a particular mood in one spontaneous moment?  Set your goal, and Guido will describe and demonstrate to you how to get there.  This is done by learning how to see, by making decisions about composition, color relationships, values, and temperatures quickly and confidently, by concentrating your energy and staying focused on the essential points.  This workshop gives you tools that will enable you to create a thrilling piece of art any time, any place and under any circumstances.  After this class, you will feel encouraged to leave your routine and get inspired to reach for a higher quality in your art.  Learning how to see and how to trust your own judgment, opens up new horizons for your artistic efforts.

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY

Guido Frick is truly an outdoor painter. “It might sound overstated, but I really consider nature as my original studio.”  The German born painter lives half of the year in Europe and travels the other half almost exclusively through America’s western states. He wants to express himself, about places like Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and others.  In the early 1980’s he met with instructor and painter Sergei Bongart, and still considers this encounter as the most influential experience he has had as a painter.  “Sergei truly opened my eyes and showed me the way.”  Throughout the 70’s Guido has studied with Professor Karel Hodr from Progue, a well respected impressionist painter and art teacher throughout Europe.  He has been published in various publications and is always crossing the line between impressionism and expressionism.  His work can be seen at New Masters Gallery-Carmel, CA www.newmastersgallery.com,, Evergreen Fine Art-Evergreen, CO www.evergreenfineart.com , among others.  Also see examples of his work on his website at www.guidofrick.com.

 

 

ROBERT A. JOHNSON

Oil
Still Life/Figure
May 26-29, 2017
$575 + $30 Model Fee

The instructor will emphasize that seeing with freshness, honesty and great clarity is a fundamental tool to create powerful paintings.  The instructor will offer demonstrations and individual instruction focused on exploring time tested principles of painting.  The class will work from still lifes and figures.  Careful observation and control of values, color and edges will be taught as a means of achieving realistic honesty in a painting while preserving the magical and mysterious quality present in great works of art.  The beauty and expressive power of the paint itself will be emphasized.  The individual brush stroke will be stressed as a means to depict form, achieve expressive power, and maintain a painting’s freshness.

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS
INDIVIDUAL CRITIQUES
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY

Robert Johnson received his training in painting and drawing at the Art Students League of New York as well as receiving individual instruction from the master painter Lajos Markos.  He has taught figure drawing and anatomy at the Art Students league in New York.  He has received numerous awards for his paintings including the First Prize for Still Life, “Artist Magazine” Annual Competition and the Top Award at the Salmagundi Club, national competition among others.  He has participated in numerous national juried shows, including the Salmagundi Club, Knickerbocker Artists, among others.  He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America and Allied Artists.  His work is exhibited at Meyer Galleries in Santa Fe, N.M.; Scottsdale, Az; Meyer Gallery in Park Cities, Ut and Atlantic Gallery in Georgetown, WA.  Examples of his work can be seen on his web site at “www.robertjohnsonart.com ”.  He is the author of “On Becoming a Painter” published in 2001.  Copies of the book are available at FAS.  In May 2002, Robert received an honorary doctorate from Schiller International University in London for his accomplishments in the field of art.

Robert was the Winner of Oil Painters of America Award of Excellence, Eastern US Show, September, 2011, Addison Gallery, Cape Cod, MA


 

KAYE FRANKLIN, OPA/PSA

Oil/Pastel
Indoor/Outdoor
September 15-17, 2017
Tuition $ 495 

The elements in her artwork consist of light, color and focal point.  She likes working with both pastels and oils.  Pastels show immediate results and they stay brilliant, oils allow you to create new colors from existing pigments.

What You Will Learn
Kaye brings years of experience to this workshop.  Demos will occur in the morning and one-on-one instruction will be in the afternoon.  Still-life setups will be available or bring reference photos with you. The main focal point of the class will be light:  how it falls on objects and what happens when it travels across the painting.  Space, color, and form will also be addressed.

This class will consist of both oils and pastels, with demonstrations in both mediums.

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY

Kaye Franklin began her art career in 1975 while living in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She and her family moved to Graham, Texas in 1979, it was then that she began a serious quest for the best schools and instructors.
Franklin took various workshops and studied  with Connecticut artist William Henry Earle.

 Her pursuit of excellence has won her the deepest respect of her students, peers and serious collectors.
She has received many national awards and honors that have culminated in her recognition as Master Pastelist,  and her election to Signature Membership in the Pastel Society of America and Oil Painters of America.  She is a
Member of the Salmagundi Club, Signature Member of the National Academy of Professional Plein-air Painters and Signature Member of American Women Artists 

She has taught classes and workshops for over 20 years and has been published in numerous national publications.

See www.kfranklinstudio.com  for examples of her work.  

 

 

 

 WILLIAM A. SCHNEIDER

Oil & Pastel 
Portraits in Pastel and Oil
September 18-21
, 2017
Tuition $525 + $40 model fee

Expressive Portraits and Figures

Workshop Description

The most successful paintings go beyond mere rendering; they create an emotional response in the viewer. Explore the secrets of masters like Degas, Sargent, and Fechin as you work from the live model

 You will learn how to:

• Achieve high art rather than mere rendering
• Free yourself from the literal
• Create drama
• Maximize Suggestion
• Achieve glowing, realistic skin tone
• Simplify values
• Avoid “unpleasant” detail
• Capture expression

 William will demonstrate in oil and pastel. We will also view a slide show of masterworks that embody these principles.

 Expect your work to become fresher, looser, and more painterly!


“Alone in Warsaw”  Oil

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS

William A. Schneider, OPA, PSA works in oil and pastel.

His skills were honed during eight years at the American Academy of Art’s Saturday Program in Chicago where he studied figure drawing and pastel with William Parks and oil painting with Ted Smuskiewicz.  He continued his education through workshops with masters like Dan Gerhartz, and Richard Schmid. He learned his advanced pastel techniques in studies with Harley Brown.

 William’s paintings have been featured in numerous magazine articles and several books. His work has received awards in exhibitions including those of: Academic Artists, American Impressionist Society, The Degas Pastel Society, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, and Salon International. In 2012 the Pastel Society of America elected William to the title “Master Pastelist”.

 

 

 

PHIL BOB BORMAN

Landscape
September 11-15, 2017
Tuition $595

If you are a beginner or want to freshen up on the basics of oil painting, this class is for you.  No previous experience necessary.  You will learn the elements of painting: color, color harmony, values, composition design and more.  We will also apply these principles as we paint.  Different techniques will be taught as well as the use of different tools and their effects.  The goal is for the student to understand these elements so they may further enjoy their journey in painting. 

 This class will take out the  unknown or “scary” part out of painting.  Bring photos of your favorite subjects.  Lots of questions are welcome.  This will be an informative and fun painting experience.

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS

A LIFE LONG FAN OF Will Rogers, Phil Bob mused that the cowboy humorist brought him to an interesting artistic insight.  “Art is a visual language and like story telling, the content of the story is simply where your start.  It is how you tell the story that brings the smile, crates the mood, and evokes the emotions.”

 Phil Bob Borman has been a professional sculptor for over 25 years.  His education includes an MFA in Art, several CA (Cowboy Artist) workshops, and studied under  sculptor Mehl Lawson and has studied with various artists including Michael Workman, Karen Vance and George Strickland.  His work is held in many collections throughout the US and Europe.  Phil Bob is represented by Whistle Pik Galleries-Fredericksburg, Tx www.whistlepik.com, Legacy Gallereies - Scottsdale, AZ and Jackson, WY and Lee Fine Art-Ft Worth, Tx  www.leesmallfineart.com

 

 

HUIHAN LIU

Oil
Painting The Figure
October 9-13, 2017
Tuition $1200

This intensive 5 day workshop is design for painters who has already had painting experience but would like to continue improve craftsmanship as well as visual concept. The class will focus on the learning process of painting from life model as well as studio painting, such as design; placement of composition, focus point…students should bring their own photo reference to the class for the studio painting assignment, it will be complete as a final presentation by end of the class. The instructor will be doing demonstrations  during the class, and sharing his thoughts and experience both on life models and studio paintings.

BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY

Born in Guangzhou, China, Huihan completed his formal art training at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art with a BFA in 1975 and taught there from 1979-1987.  He graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, with an MFA in 1993.

 Huihan’s art was influenced by the 19th century academic French and Russian schools which were brought to the art schools in China in the 50’s. He highly regards the group of Naturalists who worked in the academic tradition, but portrayed scenes from ordinary life in the late 19th century.  Inspired to travel to different regions of the world, he began painting as a cultural bridge to connect people.  His goal was to share the joyful moments and compassion he experienced in these cultures.

 His paintings can be considered impressionistic realism; a combination of primary field study and reference, focused on compositional arrangement, color design, accurate detail, spontaneous brushstrokes and texture.  In his paintings, he pays close attention to the characteristics of people.  Gesture and atmosphere suggest a deeper meaning.

 Huihan has been included in major national shows and invitational exhibitions.  He paintings have won numerous awards such as “Best of Show” in the Western Rendezvous of Art; “Gold Medal for Best Paiting in the California Art Club’s 92nd Annual Juried Exhibition, among numerous others.

 Huihan has been published in many national art publications and periodicals, too numerous to mention.  His work has been shown in numerous museums and his work is highly sought after by collectors.

 He is a Master Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and is also a Signature Member of the California Art Club.

 His work is represented by The Sylvan Gallery-Charleston, S.C.; Total Arts Gallery-Taos, N.M.; Trailside Galleries-Scottsdale, Az; among others.  His work can also be seen on his website at www.huihanweizhenart.com.

 

NANCY BUSH

Oil 
Landscapes-indoor-limited to 14 students
November 13-16, 2017
Tuition $750

Beautiful black cows full bodied grazing sheep, and  misty, atmospheric days populate many of  the  pastures of Nancy Bush’s sensitive and emotional landscapes.  The scenes depict various atmospheric scenes from around the country and could exist anywhere that is special in your own memories.  Expressively dreamlike, they capture the chill when the sun goes behind a cloud, the  smell of a drizzling rain and the rustle of leaves shivering in the treetops.

“The variety and vastness of the landscape can sometimes be overwhelming, but  I find myself thinking “less is more.””  Early in her career, Bush emphasized the “more” using bright, colorful strokes alla prima.  Several years ago, she shifted to a subdued tonalist palette and a more methodical technique was perfected.  She treasures the “fleeting moments that you get in the early mornings and late evenings.  They convey more of a mood, a feeling, because of the light”.  She achieves a tranquil universality in her paintings by melding her painted field studies and reference photographs back in the studio.  “I want viewers to feel the physicality and emotional essence of the subject, and to find a little peace, serenity, and quiet moments of reflection”.

This class will concentrate on light, water and atmosphere and its play on a painting.  The class will also cover how to achieve luminosity in the painting through layering and through the application of glazes throughout the painting process. 

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED ONLY
INSTRUCTOR DEMONSTRATIONS
INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
PORTABLE EASEL NECESSARY

With a poetic economy of color and detail, Bush, a tonalist, paints low light and close values.  When nature lingers in breathless moments, she is there to capture dusk flirting with the last blush of sunset; moon shadows veiling dimension; or mist hushing the earth.  Studies, notes and photos from painting plein air around the country remind her of the tones, colors, scents and feelings so she can take the entire experience back to her studio and depict the lyrical, the profound peace and beauty in a lonely, exquisite sense.

After successful business career, Nancy Bush threw herself into studying art at a rapid pace.  She attended Mission Renaissance art school in Austin, Texas-a school dedicated to the study of the “Masters”, while also taking  many classes from Laguna Gloria Art Museum School of Art.   She then began taking many workshops throughout the United States. “My early workshop studies were dedicated to colorful landscapes and still life, so many of my instructors were known as colorists.”  Several years later, she felt the need to change her direction after some east coast and European travel. Nancy became very interested in a more subdued tonalist palette and started studying painters from the 19th and 20th centuries such as George Inness, Isaac Levitan, Henry Twachtman, and Russell Chatham.  In the early 90’s she became familiar with the work of Michael Workman and Scott Christensen and began to study with them consistently for several years.

Nancy's work is collected around the country and has been displayed in numerous museum shows around the United States.  She has been published in numerous magazines including  Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, Art of the West, American Art Collector, among others.

Her work is represented by several galleries around the country including Astoria Fine Art-Jackson, WY; Insight Gallery-Fredericksburg, TX;  Jack Meier Gallery-Houston, TX;  Principle Gallery-Charleston, S.C.

  See more examples of her work on her own web site at www.nancybush.com.

 


 

  
   
 

 

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