|2002 – 2007||Florence Academy of Art|
|1998 – 1999||Florence Academy of Art|
|1996 – 1998||The Atelier School of Classical Realism. Instructor, David Whittaker Hardy, III.|
|1995 – 2000||California College of Arts and Crafts. Graduated with honors.|
Scholarships, Grants and Awards
|2011||Finalist. Two of my paintings awarded by the Gualala Arts Center.|
|2011||Finalist. Figurative Category. Art Renewal Center Salon.|
|2008||“Fellowship. 2nd Annual Hudson River School of Landscape. Jacob Collins, Instructor.”|
|2008||“Finalist. Three of my paintings awarded by The Artist’s Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition.”|
|2008||“Gold Florin. In recognition for my contribution to the students of the Florence Academy of Art. Daniel Graves, Director.”|
|2006||Best Figure Painting. Florence Academy of Art (Porta Romana Studio).|
|2004||Fourth Place Purchase Award, Art Renewal Center.|
|2001||First Place Scholarship. Round 2, Art Renewal Center.|
|2001||The Stacey Scholarship.|
|2011 – Present||Founder, Director, and Instructor for the Golden Gate Atelier.|
|2009 – 2011||Instructor for the San Francisco Academy of Art, University Graduate Fine Art Program.|
|2002 – 2008||Director of Anatomy, The Florence Academy of Art.|
At the Florence Academy of Art, I taught artistic anatomy, Écorché, painting, and drawing. I developed the Écorché course there at that school where my students where taught to sculpt an anatomical flayed figure in clay beginning with the skeleton.
Since my return from Florence, I continue to teach anatomy and offer the Écorché course once a year to my students at the Golden Gate Atelier. This course is also open to the public.
|1999-2002||The Atelier School of Classical Realism|
I’ve taught a number of workshops over the years in Oregon (Ashland Art Center), Boston (Academy of Realist Art Boston), New York (The Grand Central Academy) and Oklahoma (The Conservatory for Classical Art). I’ve also taught numerous summer workshops for the Florence Academy of Art in Techniques of the Renaissance Masters, Portraiture, and An Academic Approach to Figure Painting. In 2016, I had the wonderful opportunity to conduct a two-week intensive figure painting workshop in Geneva, Switzerland.
|2017||Fresh Voices of Realism, Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, Texas.|
|2015||Figurative Invitational Exhibition, Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon.|
|2015||Nude: A Figure Drawing Exhibition. Eleventh Street Arts. Long Island City, New York.|
|2014||The Founders Show. Arte Verissima Gallery. Oakland, California.|
|2011||Portraits. Gualala Arts Center Burnett Gallery. Gualala, California.|
|2011||“Classical Portraiture: Three American Artists Trained in Florence. Artist Museum of Los Gatos. Los Gatos, California.”|
|2010||Grand Opening. Llewellyn Gallery. Forestville, California.|
|2010||The Group Show. Arte Verissima Gallery. Oakland, California.|
|2009||Classical Realism. W. H. Patterson Gallery. London, England.|
|2008||“Ten Years: Ten Year Anniversary Show. Grenning Gallery. Sag Harbor, New York.”|
|2008||“The Third Annual Florence Academy of Art Exhibition. W. H. Patterson Gallery. London, England. “|
|2007||La Reazione Del Vero. Pisa (Santa Croce sull’Arno), Italy.|
This was a group exhibition centering on realist artists academically trained in Italy who trace their lineage back to Filadelfo Simi (19th century Italian painter who was a student of Gerome in Paris). Of the works featured, one artist in particular was Annigonni (A 20th century Italian painter and famous for his portrait of Queen Elizabeth).
|2007||The Second Annual Florence Academy of Art Exhibition. W. H. Patterson Gallery. London, England.|
|2006||The Florence Academy of Art Second Annual Alumni Exhibition. Corsini Palace. Florence, Italy.|
Publications and Articles
Trippi, Peter. “Ateliers Today: A New Renaissance?” Fine Art Connoisseur Dec. 2012: 77-79
Wurster, Lisa. “Beyond Skin Deep.” The Artist’s Magazine Jan/Feb. 2011: 44-53
Steinhart, Peter. Undressed Art: Why We Draw. Alfred A. Knopf, 2004
Ross, Fred. “Hockney’s Secret Knowledge Refuted.” ARC Article, 2003 http://www.artrenewal.org//2003/Hockney_Refuted.
Phillips, A’Dora. “Classical Approaches to the Teaching of Drawing.” American Artist Magazine Sept. 2001: 52-61.