Last year I entered my first art contest, the 15th International ARC Salon held by the Art Renewal Center. Three of my paintings were chosen as finalists, to be printed in this year’s book (“Dark Side of the Moon”, “Ravel”, and “Strung”). The ARC Salon is very competitive and only 23% of the nearly … Continue reading 15th International ARC Salon, hosted by Sotheby’s and the European Museum of Modern Art
Recently I was contacted by KVUE News to help out with their Forever Families news segment. The segment interviews foster children and films them doing something fun, with the purpose of helping them find forever families. I got paired with a wonderful young girl named Harli, who wanted to try painting for her activity. I … Continue reading KVUE Forever Families
Redfin recently reached out to me and some other artists and asked for tips for creating an in-home art studio. Continue reading to see what each of us said. Or read the article on their blog here. (Featured painting above by Adriaen van Ostade. Selfportrait. 1663) Experts Reveal how to Create the Perfect In-Home Art Studio February … Continue reading Home Art Studio-Redfin Article
Safety is our top priority. UPDATE 8/15/22: Masking is encouraged but optional. This may change if community Covid levels increase. Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. UPDATE 11/10/21: Class size will return to 6 students per class beginning Spring of 2022, with students sitting 3 feet apart, per updated … Continue reading COVID-19 Safety Precautions
This year my students and I will be participating in the West Austin Studio Tour again, this time in the new studio, which is just a block from the Crestview train station. West is a free self-guided art tour where the public is invited into the studios of Austin artists. The tour dates are May … Continue reading You’re Invited to See Our Student’s Art at W. Austin Studio Tour
Recently the magazine Voyage Houston reached out to me for an interview. Click here to read the interview and see some images of my most recent paintings. Or just continue scrolling to read the interview (minus the images of the paintings.) Full interview: Today we’d like to introduce you to Amanda Lee Jones. Amanda, please … Continue reading Interview with Voyage Houston
Last semester some students and I started talking about how we needed t-shirts for the studio. I thought that my logo alone was a little boring so I decided to have a t-shirt design contest and let the students vote on the winners. The rules were that your design had to be only two colors, … Continue reading T-shirt Design Contest Results!
Fourteen years ago I was offered a job teaching private art lessons at what was then Three Muses School of Fine Arts. I taught there for two years before the owner closed the studio. At the time, there weren’t many people in Austin offering realistic oil painting classes for children, so some of my students … Continue reading New Studio Location!
You may have seen the word “atelier” on my website or have heard it used by other artsy people and wondered what it means. Atelier is a French word used to refer to a professional artist’s private studio or workshop. Traditionally, students and apprentices would learn their craft by working under a master artist in … Continue reading What is an Atelier Anyway?
This year I will be participating in the West Austin Studio Tour and I’m inviting my students to participate with me! West is a free self-guided art tour where the public is invited into the studios of Austin artists. The tour dates are May 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th from 11 am- 6 pm each … Continue reading West Austin Studio Tour 2018