Teaching & Learning

I teach Oil Painting, Drawing and Art History at Lake Tahoe Community College. Click on the images below to learn more.

Human Skull Study Demo

Human anatomy has always been one of my favorite subjects. When I was a teenager, I drew muscle and skeleton diagrams all over my exam papers in subjects I didn't like. Needless to say, the only subjects I did well in were related to creativity in some form or other....

Drapery study demo

When I teach drawing classes, I try to find a balance between formal, academic drawing and experimental markmaking which allows the student to express themselves more freely. I find studies like this to be incredibly valuable. The level of complexity requires an...

Study of a Man (2018)

Study from a workshop with Juliette Aristedes at Scottsdale School of Art Oil on Linen 12 x 9″ In 2018, I was privileged to study figure painting with Juliette Aristedes at Scottsdale School of Art.    This study is one of the exercises we did from the model in...

Master Copies

Egyptian Peasant Woman and her Child, after Leon Bonnat (2017) Oil on Linen 32 x 24" I saw this painting for the first time whilst visiting the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2015. I made sketches in front of the huge canvas (73 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (186.7 x 105.4...

The Lightbearer (2018)

Oil on Linen 21 x 16"   After making a Master Copy - imitation - the next step for my students is to apply the skills they have learned by copying, by making a painting of their own design in the style of the master - emulation. This exercise has a long tradition in...