You can learn more about Jason at www.jasonsacran.com
Jason Sacran's last workshop concentrated on the elements of "Plein Aire Painting".
On day one, Jason gave a presentation on Plein Aire painting. Throughout the workshop Jason demonstrated his approach to painting Plein Aire while aiding students on an indiviual basis. There were
individual critiques and a group critique at the end of the workshop.
Students learned about:
*Gaining experience with one of the toughest subjects --plein air painting
*Choosing where to paint & what to think about before settling on a spot to paint
*How to approach a Plein Aire painting and follow through
*Familiarization with tools, oil paint and application
*When to call it quits/finishing your piece
Painter's Palette has a large painting studio with an easle, rolling cart, and adjustable stool provided for each student.
We also have a well stocked "Fine Art Supply Store" in the school where you can purchase any supplies you might need.
In our last workshop of 2012, John Lasater taught a "Still Life" workshop for 3 days on November 8, 9, & 10 2012. You can learn more about John from his website:www.lasaterart.com. John set up 3 still life studies and some of the students set up additional studies during the workshop resulting in many great paintings. Everyone said they had a wonderful time painting, learning and making new friends. Come join us in the next one!
After studying painting and illustration at the Kansas City Art Institute, Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Today, he excels in his ability to paint all subject matter using spontaneous brushwork and creative virtuosity. Most of the time he can be found painting en plein air.
Through this discipline he has found his own recognizable voice, which is now becoming his signature style.
“Todd brings you into the soul of the subject,” says Jinger Richardson,
owner of the Legacy Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY and Scottsdale, AZ.
"His work is very interactive and I always feel like I’m part of the scenes.”
Williams' work has been exhibited across the US in gallery, museum, and invitational exhibitions, such as the Gilcrease Museum, the Great Plains Art Museum, Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts, "The American Miniatures Show", Settlers West Gallery, The Maynard Dixon Museum, Cincinnati’s Great American Artists Exhibition, and the Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions where he has been honored with the prestigious status of a Signature Member.
In the July/August 2012 Plein Air Salon Competition he was the winner of the top prize - "First Place Award" selected by San Francisco gallery owner John Pence, who described Todd's work as “uniquely impressive,” with an “an immense impact ” Pence said, “There is superb atmospherics in the epic subject and view, and his paintings are full of delicate details.”
In 2010 he won the "Founders Award" from the American Impressionist Society in their National Exhibition. In 2009 he won an "Award of Excellence" at the National OPA Exhibition in Santa Fe, NM., and in 2008, he won the "Second Place Award" from the American Impressionist Society in their National Exhibition at Palm Desert, CA.
Todd Williams’ success really doesn’t come as a surprise,” says Dirk Meyer, owner of
Meyer Gallery in Santa Fe, N. M. and one of Williams’ first representatives.
“He's reminiscent of (19th-century portrait painter) John Singer Sargent and can do
fantastic landscapes at the same time.
He has the ability and skill to take the viewer to a peaceful place within themselves.
He uses a subdued palette blended into poetic, serene scenes. People like the style, the feel,
the looseness that he portrays.
He doesn’t resort to ‘tricks’ to create his work. It is true tonal work from the heart.
Todd is definitely an up and coming star."
The International Artist Magazine featured his work from “Vienna and Prague” in their Dec./Jan. 2008 issue. In Sept. 2005, Todd had a featured article in the Fine Art Connoisseur. Also in 2004, he received national and international recognition for his art through a feature article in Southwest Art and International Artist Magazine selected him for "Master Painters of the World" in the United States Showcase.
His galleries include: The Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX; Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA; Sherwoods Gallery, Houston, TX; and The DeBruyne Gallery, Naples, FL.
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Lynne Crow --- Owner/ Instructor
Painter's Palette Art School
205 Public Square
Berryville, AR 72616
3383 County Road 708
Berryville, Arkansas 72616