I am artist/graphic designer. I am well versed in Adobe Suite, especially Photoshop. I can teach a student to explore every visual possibility in Adobe Photoshop with multiple techniques added to the image that is in construction. From designing a business card or a poster to creating a visually arresting photo editing technique I can teach in few classes. As a practicing artist I am creative in teaching and in Photoshop techniques.
I did my MFA in Visual Art at the Art Institute of Boston and Art History was the major subject that was taught by Celebrated art historians like, Michael Newman, Dr. Sunanda Sanyal etc. As a Fulbright Scholar, I have worked under Dr. Sunanda Sanyal at the same school doing research on Art History (Religious Iconography). I have taught Art History in college level courses, I write on art, curate exhibitions and my knowledge on Art History is up-to-date.
Drawing is the soul of creativity. The best part is you need not have to have talent for drawing, it could be 'taught' or you could implant this soul in to your 'creative body' and make the body and soul come together. Drawing doesn't start from your fingers but from your mind. To make the mind draw with the help of your fingers you need teaching from a tutor who knows his mind and the student's mind, even before putting a pencil in to the hands of the student. Even though the mind pictures the drawing, the fingers wont obey the mind unless it is taught to obey.
As a graduate with a Fine Arts degree, I help my students see the drawings on the paper even while the mind imagines the drawing with all the details. This exercise needs practice. To understand the medium pencil, pen or charcoal and their multi shading characteristics one need to train the mind. Once the mind is at ease with the medium and their characteristics, it is like riding a bicycle. You know that you know that you know to draw, and you draw.
Painting is an activity of the 'other self' that is hidden inside. Painting something that one sees is an activity, but painting something that one sees yet uses the technique that he/she taught his/herself to unravel the hidden beauties is a spiritual exercise. This is unique and painting begins here. It is also the state of a child's anxiety and a craftsman's dexterity.
To paint with dexterity and emotion, one needs coaching that helps the student see pigments as a malleable material of the inner self and not a commercial product that he/she buys from the art store. Brush is a channel the artist uses to pour out his understanding of the seen and the unseen. The canvas is the extended self the artist uses to see his alter ego.
To paint pictures, the student needs to come with the eyes of a sage, that he uses economically. I help the student see the world and paint it the way his/her extended self could be. Using my experience and knowledge acquired through my studies of art, I know I can help you to become a better and more expressive painter.