Teaching through the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art: I have taught portrait painting,  life painting, and landscape painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art ( since 1994. For my classes at NOAFA, my life painting / portrait painting class is usually Tuesday, 6 to 9pm and my landscape painting class is usually Saturday 8:30 to 11:30am.

Private Classes: I teach landscape painting privately for a group of students (currently Thursdays 8:30 to 11:30am) for a fee of $40 per student per 3 hour session. Most of us meet for lunch afterwards.

Workshops: I am happy to teach 3 day workshops for landscape, portrait, or figure painting when invited by artist associations, private groups, or individuals. My fee is $2000 plus travel expenses for workshops held within the regions of New Orleans or Southeast Louisiana or in the metropolitan area of Jacksonville FL. Outside of those areas my fee is $3000 plus travel expenses.

Upcoming Workshops:

There will likely be one in Ocean Springs MS in the near future


Recent Past Workshops: 

Spring of 2019, Plein air workshop at Ardoyne Plantation in Houma hosted by the Terrebonne Art Guild, coordinated by Michelle Eroche

Fall of 2018, Two plein air landscape painting workshops in Mississippi – one in Natchez at Edgewood Plantation, hosted by Hedy Boelte, and the other in Jackson, at the Cedars, hosted by Dean Blackwell

March 3 – 5 2017, Portrait painting workshop at the Arthouse in Covinton, LA hosted by the St. Tammany Art Association,

October 28 – 30  2016 Plein Air Landscape Painting in Mandeville, LA  hosted by the St. Tammany Art Association

November 11 -13 2016 Plein air landscape painting in Jacksonville, FL hosted by Robert Leedy          



I am interested in starting a class in New Orleans in the style of the Art Student’s League of New York where serious art students will work several days each week with me in attendance once per week providing critique and heavy demonstration. This will lend itself well to plein air landscape painting since there is no overhead cost for a studio and no end of beautiful sites to paint in New Orleans. I envision the group of students moving around to different locations in the city, staying two or three weeks at each location, setting up their easels in close proximity to each other. On the day that I attend, all students will follow me from one easel to another so that everyone benefits from the demonstration and critique that I do for each individual. To lower the tuition for all students, one of the more experienced students would be the monitor responsible for coordinating the class and logistics in exchange for free tuition. This might be difficult to materialize in a smaller market like New Orleans but I beleve it is the best approach for serious academic painting students.

If you are interested in instruction like this or have some thoughts on the matter, or are interested in small group private instruction, e-mail me at


I am happy to take individuals or small groups (artists or non-artists) on impromptu plein air painting trips in the New Orleans area for a fee of $70 per person.

I am happy to schedule slide presentations and book signings for relatively large groups pro bono.

With enough advance notice I am happy to schedule demonstrations and slide presentations for public schools pro bono.

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