Teaching Philosophy

As a painting instructor, I strive to empower each student to develop his/her own aesthetic perspective. I emphasize basic tenets of color-mixing, composition, brushwork and drawing, while encouraging students to experiment with process in non-traditional ways.

I'm motivated by the materiality of paint and the myriad ways to use it. I hope to introduce my students to unlikely techniques and artists of differing disciplines. I encourage students to value process over product, and become less precious about each work of art that they make.

I teach acrylic painting and mixed media classes through the Asheville-Buncombe Community College's continuing education program. I also provide one-on-one instruction for artists seeking to ignite their personal practice, and I lead intensive workshops in self portraiture, plein air painting, and group critique.

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