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Ralph B.

Buzzards Bay, MA

$35/hour

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Pratt Institute of Art and Design
Illustration

Education

Pratt Institute of Art and Design (Illustration)

About Ralph

Ralph is passionate about his art because he is passionate about life and especially the quality of life that is offered to those in need. As a member of the prestigious African American Master Artist-in-Residency Program of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts (An adjunct of The African American Studies Department). He is best known for images that pull at the emotions and memories of his viewers. His portraits of ordinary people are as poignant and heartfelt as his watercolors of the “Lost Boys of Sudan”.

Since his first exhibit in 1994 titled A Celebration of Everyday, people Ralph has had numerous exhibits at Colleges across the state including Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery (BHCC). As an Artist- in-Residence for the Newton Public Schools curriculum Ralph taught portrait drawing for students in grades 4 through 6th. He has also taught painting to seniors in the high schools of Boston, Watertown, and Newton Massachusetts. He is the author of the book “Art Is” which contains much of his work and is especially suitable for children as an introduction to art.
Ralph is also the former Art Director of the Yawkey Boys and Girls club of Roxbury. At Yawkey he was responsible for developing the art curriculum for 350 member’s ages ranging from 6-18 years old.
Ralph is currently the K3 - K4 Teacher at Masada Day and Preparatory School in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Ralph is passionate about his art because he is passionate about life and especially the quality of life that is offered to those in need. As a member of the prestigious African American Master Artist-in-Residency Program of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts (An adjunct of The African American Studies Department). He is best known Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
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Adobe Photoshop

I have used Photoshop since version 3. I have logged at least 5000.00 hours of tutorials. Since using Photoshop I have been fascinated with it. I am not sure if one can master it, there is so much to learn and experiment with, but it sure is fun.

Drawing

As an Artist- in-Residence for the Newton Public Schools curriculum I taught portrait drawing to students in grades 4 through 6th. I also taught painting to seniors in the high schools of Boston, Watertown, and Newton Massachusetts. I am the author of a book which contains much of my work and is especially suitable for children as an introduction to art. I love teaching art, it is why I was born.

Graphic Design

I love everything about design, from conception to completion. I have always tried to arrange things in a pleasing way even as a child. Color, composition, the interaction of colors and type excite me.

Painting

I have been painting since I was five years old. I love everything about painting; the smell of oil paint. The layering of acrylics, the translucence of watercolors. Stretching a canvas, mixing colors for hours sometimes even days. Studying the brush strokes of the masters or looking for the evidence of a human hand involved. Mostly watching as a student unlocks their creativity and begins to develop their own visual language.

Pratt Institute of Art and Design
Illustration

Education

Pratt Institute of Art and Design (Illustration)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ralph will travel within 20 miles of Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.