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Still Life Painting

Still Life Painting

with Jessie Coles

for Intermediate and Advanced Painters
Oil or Acrylic
for adults

Students will learn to see composition in terms of gesture, rhythm and color relationships that sing.  Working with a large central still life, participants will reduce images to their simplest terms (shape, value and color), while looking for the surprising and unexpected.  We will focus on what the eye sees rather than what our minds tell us about what is seen.  For oil and acrylic painters.  Class supplies list will be sent to students when they register.

Fall 2017:  Jessie is preparing for her May exhibit at Les Yeux du Monde.
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Born in New York City, Jessie Coles spent most of her childhood in Africa and the Middle East where her father was posted in the Foreign Service.  She received a BA in Studio Art from the University of Virginia where she studied painting with Philip Geiger.  She continued her study of painting and drawing at the Corcoran School of Art and Piedmont Virginia Community College.  Her work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the University of Virginia Hospital and Martha Jefferson hospital.  She is a two-time semi-finalist for the Bethesda Painting Award and shows her work locally at Les Yeux du Monde and McGuffey Art Center as well as at Pandion Galery in Fisher’s Island, NY and Gallery Piquel in New Hope, PA.  Coles lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband George and their two daughters. She maintains a studio in her home and teaches drawing and painting at McGuffey Art Center, Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton and Nimrod Hall in Bath County.  www.jessiecolespainting.weebly.com