Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (oil painting)
I have always been an artist, from the day I was born. When I was a child I would sit and watercolor or play with clay after school until my parents had to have me stop for the night. I believe that it is such an important gift that needs to be nurtured.
After high school I went to Mason Gross School of the Arts and double majored in oil painting and photography. I went in thinking that I would improve my drawing skills but my interests changed and my knowledge, skill, and passion for art in all of its forms grew. This passion for art that I have is something that I want to pass on to other artists interested in learning more about what they love. I studied with some of the best professors and want to pass my skill, and their teachings on to others.
I think artistic talent is one of the most special things a person can have and that it should never be wasted. I have won awards on paintings that I entered into contests at my school and worked with other artists in my senior year to come up with a Thesis show to where we all got to show off one last great body of work. It is so fulfilling to grow artistically and be guided by other artists.
My goal with my students would be to help them grow creatively and challenge them to get in touch with themselves and their talent through assignments. Art can take minutes, to months to make, and I am there to guide the interests of the artist and be someone who can teach technique, help with creativity, color theory, and so much more. I am a realistic painter and strive to make my drawings and paintings look as close to life as I can possibly make them. I think that comes from the side of me that appreciated photo so much. I specialize in portraiture but have drawn and painted everything from landscapes, to flowers, everyday objects, and the human face and figure.
I would be a great art tutor because of my knowledge in the field. I am very hands on and believe that a student should be challenged to try new things, but I also believe in being true to yourself and your craft. I am able to pass on immense knowledge about drawing, painting, and photography. It could be drawing with charcoal to pens. It could be acrylic paint, or oil. And it could be film or digital photography. Those three fields are what I excel in.
I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions about my availability, send me a message. I am excited to answer any of your questions and look forward to working with you. I have always been an artist, from the day I was born. When I was a child I would sit and watercolor or play with clay after school until my parents had to have me stop for the night. I believe that it is such an important gift that needs to be nurtured.
After high school I went to Mason Gross School of the Arts and double majored in
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