"Through simplicity of composition
dramatic lighting, I strive to capture
mood in which to evoke
from ones inner self"
love for art and children, I offer my
services as a speaker for schools and workshops.
My presentations teach children about art and what it takes to succeed as
a professional artist through persistence and hard work as a
program starts with a 5 to 10 minute overview of how I started
my career as an
artist and why I enjoyed drawing as a youngster. I describe the
type of education
I received and the 20 years I spent in the commercial art
I fulfilled my dream of becoming a fulltime fine artist.
I present a 15 to 20 minute slide show of early and current paintings along
with showing slides of my studio. I also discuss my experience
of painting for 12 years for national art competitions.
The last 10 to 15 minutes are spent
sketching a detailed drawing as children follow along step by
I have found
this to be fun and exciting for the children as
the teachers. During this time I will discuss the importance of drawing
and persistence in order to be a successful artist.
When finished, the children will have
a well-executed drawing to take home with them.
will end with a question
and answer period.