Friday, September 30, 2011

ROBERT KUESTER Will Demo on October 10th

"I create paintings with strong and lasting artistic quality. I believe that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. My hope is that others will see and feel the beauty I have found or created in my subjects."
Robert Kuester is not a photo realist, but rather begins with the randomness of nature, subtly transforming it into a heightened state of beauty and permanence through organization and desig and the stamp of his personal sense of beauty. This process remains his motivation to be a painter.
As an Alla Prima painter kuester loves the beauty in brushwork, exploiting it for its own sake while the image manifests as a believable representation of his subject. Kuester also believes in the experience of Plein Air painting for developing a real depth of understanding regarding landscape.
Robert Kuester's art education began in earnest with two years at Drake University in Iowa, then a transfer to The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles to obtain a BFA. In 1986, Robert left a successful career in illustration in Detroit and moved to New Mexico. He studied with painters such as Ovanes Berberian, Michael Lynch, Irby Brown, and others have helped. Robert Kuester developed the mastery he now displays.
Robert will demo for us after the business meeting on October 10th. The meeting begins at 6:30pm at Destiny Center, 4401 Northern Blvd, NE, Rio Rancho, NM. Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fred Miller Portrait Workshop

A number of artists have asked me to teach a three day oil/pastel portrait workshop before the end of the year. Therefore, I am planning to conduct a workshop on 16, 17 and 18 September (9AM-4PM). The cost is $190 plus a $36 dollar model fee. You will work with a live model all three days.

Classes will be at the Artist Studio (Hoffmantown Shopping Center - Wyoming and Menaul).

There will be ample demonstrations, exercises, work and fun. If you are interested please e-mail me ASAP because class size is limited and admission is on a first come basis. I think you will find immersing yourself in three days of painting people morning and afternoon will push you to a new level and get your creative juices flowing. Hope to see you.
Any questions give me a call (450-7585).