2017-2018 WORKSHOPS

Equal to my passion for painting and creativity is my love for teaching. I strive to sense the particular approach or voice that uniquely fits each student. I sense that voice in students’ concerns, in their language and in the marks they make. My approach is a positive one, encouraging fun, risk-taking, celebrating achievements and nurturing an enthusiasm for the medium we are working in. 

I feel one of my strengths is an ability to reach students at any level, from novice to advanced artist.


  • Watch for Classes.   Ciel Gallery  Each session limited to 6 for maximum instruction.

  •  June 22 2018,  Basics of Landscape Painting, Listowel, Ireland

  • OCT. 5- 7, 2018 Plein Air Painting with Jean Cauthen –Patterson.  Lenoir, NC.

    • The rolling hills and pastoral views of Happy Valley are the backdrop of this oil landscape painting class.  Topics covered include materials, color basics and design. Each day we will work on a different motif.   Students will work quickly to simplify and capture the essence of a scene.   We will discuss what makes a strong composition and how to translate your initial impulsesabout a space into a successful painting.  If rain, we will work indoors. Some painting experience is recommended.   Dormitory housing available. $300 (some meals included)   To enroll, contact: fofumstudio@gmail.com
      Limit 8 participants.   

View of Barns at Patterson School, Happy Valley, NC      

View of Barns at Patterson School, Happy Valley, NC




Coming In 2019:  Join me in Costa Rico in January and France in the Spring!!