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Doug A.

Tucson, AZ

$40/hour

Artist/Mac tech with a positive attitude

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UCSD/Maryland Institute College of Art
Fine Art

Education

UCSD/Maryland Institute College of Art (Fine Art)

About Doug

I started painting in 1983. My digital portfolio is over 11,000 strong. I have been doing the kind of artwork I focus on now for 8 years. I lived in New York City for 16 years, and I was part of an artist collective there called the Brooklyn Artist Waterfront Coalition. I have definitely found my true voice and artistic style. I like doing large work that is based on my digital work, and I letter a poem around the edge of every large painting on canvas I do.

Mastering a skill is a dialog between someone who has mastered the subject and the student wishing to learn. It is answering questions and guiding thoughts and imparting distinctions. There are specific exercises and best practices that should be adhered to. When I make a painting, I make that work with the intent to make it last centuries, because it will. I feel my target tutoring age group would be high school age and above, but a serious and focused younger person who has interest and commitment would be just fine too.

I would like to find out what the student's goals are, discover what skills the student possesses and set exercises for improvement. Give live demonstration of techniques as needed, but I would work to find a way that engages the student so that growth comes from within.

I have always loved imparting what I know to others. I am patient and expressive and my customer service is top notch. It is a real kick enabling others to succeed. I have given training to professional creatives as a group, and tutored one on one as part of my job. My customer satisfaction is proven and very high. I look forward to being helpful. I have 8 years of instruction at two major schools and proven practical skill at making artwork that is beautiful and speaks to others.

I have 30 years experience Painting. I have shown over a dozen times in New York, usually three times a year. My digital portfolio is over 11,000 strong, and I produce over 1300 pictures a year on average. I have worked in oil, watercolor, colored pencils, airbrush, wood carving. I know color theory, composition and I feel like I could help impart artistic sensibility to others.

If you have normal hand eye coordination, you can be as good a painter as you care to be. It takes practice, and honesty. Everyone is a mirror of the world. You reflect everything around you, naturally. The trick is to focus and capture what you have affinity with. Take some lessons with someone who lifelong loves Art, and believes in its power to enlighten.
I started painting in 1983. My digital portfolio is over 11,000 strong. I have been doing the kind of artwork I focus on now for 8 years. I lived in New York City for 16 years, and I was part of an artist collective there called the Brooklyn Artist Waterfront Coalition. I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Tucson, AZ 85711
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art Theory, Drawing, Painting,
Photography
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Macintosh,
Photography
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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Cooking

I worked for 10 years in French restaurants, a member only club at Camden Yard in Baltimore, and The Full Moon diner. I worked every position on the line-- saute, broiler, hot apps, fish, garde manger, and a year of pastry. I was AM baker making bread for the restaurant, Puffins in Baltimore. I make my own alcohol infusions, and flavored oils. I can make all mother sauces from scratch. I have taught my friends how to cook things over the years.

Macintosh

I was a Mac tech for publishing in New York city for 15 years. I supported 250-400 creatives in a network environment.

Painting

I have 30 years experience in painting. I have gallery representation in Tucson. I have a home studio and am producing new work. I remember all the student exercises I did in Art school, especially the foundation classes at Maryland Institute College of Art.

UCSD/Maryland Institute College of Art
Fine Art

Education

UCSD/Maryland Institute College of Art (Fine Art)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Doug will travel within 40 miles of Tucson, AZ 85711.