Meet the Instructors

Meet the art instructors of Artist’s Network University! They are:

  • Art teachers
  • Art advisers
  • Art professors
  • Art educators, and
  • Art trainers who strive to help you improve your artwork

 

Arlene Steinberg, CPSA: Arlene has been creating art since she was a young child. She received her fine arts degree in 1977 and worked in the home furnishings textile industry, and in 1985 she ran her own wallpaper company. After retiring from the textile and wallpaper industry, Arlene experimented with different media and crafts. In 2001 she discovered colored pencils and it was love at first try.

Since discovering colored pencils she’s been accepted into 10 Colored Pencil Society of America International shows, has won many awards including CPSA, the Salmagundi Club, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Allied Artists of America, and American Artist Magazine. She had a one-woman show in New York and a two-person show in Philadelphia. Her drawing,”You Too Can Paint Like a Master,” was in a traveling museum show. Arlene is a Ten Year Merit Signature member of CPSA, and has also been juried into membership in the Salmagundi Club, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and the International Guild of Realism.

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Marla Baggetta: Marla graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and worked as a commercial illustrator for 25 years. After moving to Oregon in 1993, she was inspired by the beauty of the Willamette Valley and began painting landscapes that blend realism and abstraction and convey a sense of calm and balance. Among her numerous awards and honors are Arts for the Parks Annual Juried Exhibition. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Masters Circle Recipient in the International Association of Pastel Societies. She has been featured in the Pastel Journal and is included in Pure Color: The Best of Pastel. Her paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the country.

Marla is a sought-after workshop instructor and is adept at helping students develop an individual painting style. Her approach to painting reflects both the formal art education she received at Art Center College of Design and the years of experience that can only be gained from behind the easel.

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John Bayalis: Noted for his distinct, realist style, John Bayalis’ skill at handling contemporary themes and subject matter has earned him acclaim from art critics and collectors throughout the United States. His vibrant watercolors reflect a specific clarity of light and form while dealing with unique viewpoints in portraying popular culture and the vernacular landscape. His nature studies portray the natural world of the microcosm, painted with exquisite detail and subtle color that present the ordinary world around us as an aesthetic delight.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout the United States in both national juried art shows and Fine Arts Festivals. Among his honors are an award of an individual artist’s fellowship grant and the selection for The Watercolor Page in American Artist magazine. The artist’s works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

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Colin Berry: Colin Berry is a realist painter who has studied both historical and contemporary approaches to oil painting technique and color theory. In 1993, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to study in Italy, where he sought out Renaissance masterworks, attended the Florence Academy of Art, and studied human anatomy at the Zoological Museum in Florence.

He has exhibited on a regional and national level, and has been featured in American Artist magazine twice, The Artist’s Magazine twice (two covers), and in two publications of the Best of America Oil Artists (cover) book series.

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Maya Brym: Currently living and working in Brooklyn, Maya Brym has exhibited her paintings in New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Her work explores interactions between natural and human-made objects and synthesizes various painting materials and techniques.

She has participated in international residencies, and in 2010 she received a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work was the subject of a feature article in the April 2012 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

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Terry Crane: Terry has been dividing his time between fine art and commercial art for almost 30 years. He is currently concentrating his design efforts in digital media, website design, and architecture. His fine art pursuits focus on figurative and plein air work. Terry has a degree in Fine Art with concentration in painting. His work is currently on display at Independence Gallery in Loveland, Colorado.

 

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Lisa L. Cyr: Lisa L. Cyr is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist and author with a content-driven approach. Her highly imaginative, fantasy-inspired works use layers of metaphor and allegory to stimulate curiosity, provoke thought, and encourage further inspection. A poetic, rhythmic synthesis of drawing, painting, collage, and assemblage, Cyr’s visually tactile, mixed-media work is composed to collectively create a new reality with a more expressive, symbolic arrangement.

An artist member of the Society of Illustrators NYC and the International Society of Experimental Artists, Cyr’s work has been featured in numerous magazines, books, and online. She has authored seven books on art and design and writes for many of the creative industry’s leading art publications. In addition, Cyr gives workshops across the country and teaches in several of the top MFA graduate programs.

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Joyce Faulknor: Joyce Faulknor founded the Emerald Lake Art Academy in 1991 and taught there for 10 years. She gives workshops across the country and is most recently working with artist Guy Magallanes on “Art 2 Art”—a PBS television series. Her paintings have been featured in Watercolor magazine, Splash 8 and Splash 10 (The Best of Watercolor series) and she is the author of Stunning Crystal and Glass (from North Light Books).

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Grant Fuller: Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Grant Fuller began his career in commercial art where he supervised the production of more than 300 television and 1000 radio commercials. Grant now works full time painting and teaching watercolor, and is know for having a fresh, loose style. Grant’s paintings have won several awards and have been featured at local and international levels.

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Gary Greene: Gary Greene has been working as a professional artists continuously since 1967. He has conducted workshops, demonstrations and lectures in the United States, Canada and Asia since 1985. His most recent book, The Ultimate Guide to Colored Pencil, is his tenth from North Light Books.

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Catherine Hillis: Catherine Hillis’s watercolors are noted for brilliant color and dramatic light. She has painted all her life, winning awards and honors at competitive shows regionally and nationally, and earning Signature Membership status in five watercolor societies across the country. She has served as Artist in Residence for a month in Dinan, France, and her work has been featured in American Artist Magazine, Splash 12, and will also be included in Splash 14. She competes in national watercolor and plein aire competitions and presents workshops and classes in art centers across the country and abroad.

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Lynn Hosegood: Lynn Hosegood has been on a creative journey for over 25  years. Her medium of choice is watercolor, which she uses in a very painterly manner with high value contrast and intense color spots.

After graduating with a studio arts degree in 1985, Lynn worked as a portrait artist and turned her attention to the landscape and architectural subject matter when she returned to her native England for 3 years. While there she studied miniature painting and was accepted as a member and exhibited with The Hilliard Society and The Society of Limners, and she was included in group shows with The Royal Miniature Society and London’s Westminster Gallery and Mall Galleries.

Recent awards include Best in Show at Virginia Watercolor Society, 2008 Juried Show; VWS Award of Merit, 2011. She has been juried into: The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, 2009, 2010 Kenosha, Wisconsin; Southern Watercolor Society, Columbus, Georgia, 2009, 2011. She has also been juried into North Light Books, Splash 11 (2010) and Splash 12 (2011). Lynn teaches classes in Watercolor and Principles and Elements of Design at the Williamsburg Landing, Williamsburg, VA and Gloucester Arts on Main, Virginia. Hosegood recently received an H. Graham award from the 35th Southern Watercolor Society.

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Laurie Humble: Laurie Humble is the author of the North Light book, Watercolor Depth and Realism and two instructional DVDs: Secrets in Watercolor: Depth and Realism and Secrets in Watercolor: The Unifying Wash. She conducts workshops throughout the United States and her works have appeared in more than Fifty National and International Exhibitions garnering numerous awards.

She holds signature memberships in nine art and watercolor societies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Texas State University.

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Michael Chesley Johnson: An award-winning landscape painter noted for his expressive, intuitive use of color, Michael works in both oil and pastel. He paints primarily outdoors, choosing locations from the American Southwest, Downeast Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He has been an Invited Artist at the SEDONA PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL for the past six years (2006-2011) and in 2011 also participated in the Plein Air Southwest, Grand Canyon National Park and Zion National Park invitationals. He will be back at the Grand Canyon event for 2012.

Michael was awarded Master Pastellist status by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, and he is a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America and a juried member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. His paintings have appeared in The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, American Artist and Fine Art Connoisseur (Plein Air Magazine) and are in both corporate and private collections.

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Guy Magallanes: Guy has instructed workshops all over the country and Italy. He currently teaches weekly classes on the San Francisco Peninsula at various venues including his own shop. His art can be seen in Splash 9 and Splash 10, and he contributed to Watercolor Secrets, all from North Light Books.

Guy co-hosts an instructional TV show in watercolor with Joyce Faulknor which is playing in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Their TV show is called Art2Art, and they paint the same image but from their own unique approaches to watercolor. Guy and Joyce also have DVDs, available through ArtistsNetwork.TV, where they approach the same subject but paint their own images. Guy’s main passions are painting and teaching.

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Jamie Markle: Jamie Markle is the Publisher and Editorial Director for the entire Fine Art Community at F+W. He works closely with the editorial teams at F+W to provide art instruction from the world’s best artists in all forms: magazines, books, videos and digital downloads. In addition to his 20 years in product and media development, Jamie holds a degree in Fine Art with a concentration in Painting and Drawing from Xavier University. When he’s not focusing on his art publications or traveling to national art events, Jamie can be found painting, running or posting on Facebook.

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Carrie Stuart Parks:Carrie Stuart Parks is an internationally known, award-winning instructor and fine artist. Author of numerous educational DVDs as well as five North Light books, she delights in teaching all her secrets to budding artists. Her wealth of knowledge on the human face has been acknowledged by the International Association for Identification when they recently awarded her a Certified Forensic Artist.

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Sarah Parks: Sarah Parks is an artist who skillfully blends Impressionism with Classical Realism. Her talent is evident in her ability to capture the form and her excellent use of light and shadow.

In her study of portraiture, she is grateful to have been guided by some of today’s finest portrait artists, such as Daniel Greene, Michael Shane Neil, and Paul McCormack, and mentored by Bart Lindstrom.

She has gathered instruction from classes, workshops, books and is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America and the American Society of Portrait Artists.  Her charcoal drawing “The Shawl” was one of 30 out of 1,100 entries juried into the American Woman Artist Association Exhibit in Pasadena, CA. Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a BFA in Art History and a BFA in Studio Art, from Old Dominion University in Norfolk,VA.

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Betti Pettinati-Longinotti: Betti Pettinati-Longinotti works in drawing, painting, and flat glass. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and her MA from the University of the Arts/Philadelphia, in Art Education with a studio major in Glass. Recently she graduated (June 2012) with an MFA in Visual Arts through the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Pettinati-Longinotti enjoys teaching art and varied techniques and media. Her work has been shown internationally and she actively exhibits her work.

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Annette Raff: Annette Raff has had a passion for drawing and painting from a young age. She studied art in Victoria, Australia and graduated with the Top Student Award in 1990. Her work is displayed in private collections throughout the world. She has won many awards including Finalist in the International Artist magazine in which her technique article was published, July 2010. .

Annette’s interest is in a variety of subject matter, with her main focus being on capturing the play of light and shadow. She believes a strong foundation in drawing and design skills is essential to all painting. She has written a feature article about this for the Australian Artist magazine published in June 2006. Annette has been teaching watercolor painting and drawing for the past 14 years.

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Larry Seiler: Larry Seiler began his professional artist’s career in 1979 and won his first major wildlife art competition in 1984, Wisconsin’s Wildlife Artist of the Year sponsored by the Wisconsin Sportsman’s Magazine. Over his competitive wildlife art tenure, he was a runner-up, or top finalist 24 of 34 times entered, showing a remarkable consistency. Larry was bit pretty hard by the “plein air” painting bug; perhaps 80% of his paint time over the past 17 years has been set up on location outdoors. Larry is a full-time art instructor and he has lead online workshops for F&W Publications.

He is represented by a number of galleries: Moondeer and Friends of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin; Mountainsong Gallery of Carmel-By-The-Sea, California; Big Easel Gallery, Wabeno, Wisconsin; as well as a number of online galleries. His media experiences include acrylics, oils, watercolor, gouache, and some pastel.

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Susan Semenick: Through watercolor, artist Susan Semenick explores life’s connectivity and continuity. Her figure and portrait work examines the play of light and shadow, while her landscapes strive to give a fleeting glimpse of the subject, allowing the flow of paint to dictate the direction of the composition. Semenick is represented by Renaissance Fine Art and Design in Carmel, Indiana, Harrisburg Art Association, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Two Rivers Gallery, Chiloquin, Oregon.

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Stan Sperlak: Stan Sperlak was born in Denver, CO and spent many years traveling the country as his parents were transferred by the military from Hawaii to Minnesota and New York to finally settle in Cape May, NJ. Sperlak showed an early interest in drawing and photography, and was also involved in music and poetry during and after his high school years. He attended The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and studied from 1997-2003 with Patricia Vanaman Witt, founder of the Barn Studio of Art in Millville, NJ. This study focused primarily on plein air landscape painting at the Burcham’s Farm on the Maurice River in Port Elizabeth, NJ. Sperlak also studied with Louis Sidney Mohollen, a student of Hobson Pittman who taught Sperlak monotype.

Sperlak’s overall emphasis on teaching has been a continuation of the lineage taught at the Academy and Witt’s work, where painting outdoors should be an exercise in “note taking” with color and gesture from life, to capture the light and essence of a place, and to establish the basis for future works from these studies. His latest works focuses primarily on the landscape of the Mid Atlantic. Shorelines, marshes, fields, skies, boats, fisherman, and night scenes are often explored, and there are examples of figures in the landscape and, to a lesser extent, figurative paintings. His strongest influences are Robert Henri, George Inness, William Lathrop, and NC Wyeth.

Sperlak is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, having served on the Board of Directors since 2005. He is a member and past President of The Cape May County Art League, and a Signature member of the Maryland and a member of Colorado Pastel societies. Sperlak was honored with a Mid-career retrospective at the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ in May of 2012.

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Terry Stanley: After a career in law enforcement was cut short by an injury almost 20 years ago, Terry Stanley’s hobby of drawing and painting became her vocation. Her artwork has garnered awards and honors throughout the U.S. Terry became one of the Internet’s best-selling pet portrait artists thanks to her work being shared on on-line social networks. Since 2009, Terry has completed over 500 commissioned pet portraits for clients as far away as South Africa, Great Britain, and Australia. Terry is the Director of Richeson School of Art and the Richeson75 International Art Competitions in addition to painting full-time in her Green Bay, WI studio. She has studied with Everett Raymond Kinstler, Dawn Whitelaw, Stephen Quiller, Wende Caporale, and others, and enjoys passing along her knowledge to her own students.

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Annie Strack: Annie Strack has earned signature membership in five artist societies and she is an official authorized artist for the United States Coast Guard. Her artwork has received hundreds of awards and hangs in over 1,000 public, corporate, and private collections worldwide. She travels around the country to teach workshops and classes. Her show Painting Seascapes in Watercolor is broadcast on over 90 television stations around the world.

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Betsy Dillard Stroud: Betsy Dillard Stroud began painting at the age of eight when an insightful uncle gave her a set of oils and suggested a tutor. Stroud is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society in New York and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in California, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Honor Society in Colorado, and a Royal Scorpion and life Member of the Arizona Watercolor Society. She is a former President of the Southwestern Watercolor Society.

A nationally acclaimed and award-winning artist, Stroud is also a former art historian who received her M.A. from the University of Virginia.

Stroud is the author of Painting from the Inside Out (North Light Books, 2002) and The Artist’s Muse: Unlock the Door for Your Creativity, also published by North Light Books. Stroud has adjudicated over sixty international, national, state and regional exhibitions. She has written articles for many major art magazines, including The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist, and has taught workshops and lectured throughout the United States for the last twenty-five years. Although known for her watercolor and acrylic paintings, she has also had much experience in many media including oil, printmaking, and pastel.

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Jacqueline Sullivan: Jacqueline Sullivan has been a mixed media, acrylic, and calligraphic artist since first being introduced to these media in high school art classes. She has a degree in graphic design and worked for many years as a publication, marketing, and advertising designer. Personal artistic development is intrinsic to her practice.

Jacqueline’s mixed media, calligraphic, and acrylic work have been shown in galleries and top juried art fairs nationwide. She pursues an element of adventure and discovery in her art seeking the truly unique. She experiments with texture, layers, paint, and materials. In addition to her studio practice, Jacqueline has been a teaching artist for 30 years.

Jacqueline has published technique articles in both Somerset Studio and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines. She has been profiled in many Calligraphic Journals and has a best-selling DVD  – Acrylics: Textures, Layers, and Metallics – published by Creative Catalyst Productions.

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Joy ThomasJoy Thomas: Joy Thomas is an extraordinary artist; her beautifully crafted images capture the sitters’ features, of course, but also their mood and psychology. Thomas received the first place prize for portrait painting from the American Society of Portrait Artists in 1996. Her work has appeared in American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, International Artist, and in the book The Best of Portrait Drawing. In the past two decades, her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the United States.

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