CJ Roughton, North Bend, Wa Member Since April 2015 Artist Statement Thanks for visiting! I live in North Bend, Washington. My favorite painting and drawing mediums are oils, pen and ink, pencils, watercolor and pastels...in that order! I consider myself a portrait/figure painter that is always experimenting with other things like still life, landscape and animals because I love to learn!
I began my classical art training in college with hopes of an art degree but I was too impatient and decided to look for quality workshops instead. My two favorite instructors were Tom Sherwood (2 years of a very intense study on the figure) and Ned Mueller (several workshops) who encouraged a strong emphasis on values. I have also been guilty of facilitating my own figure group for a year.
Here's a list of Workshops, Schools I've attended and On-line courses: Lewis Clark State College Graphic Arts and Reproductions- Lewiston Vo-tech Bellingham Vo-tech-calligrahy, illustration Tom Sherwood -The Drawing Class Ned Mueller- Portraits and Plein Air Bron Smith-Illustrating for & submitting work to magazines and children's books Lois McFarland- still life Judith McNea- still life Al McNea -perspective, landscape and still life Matt Smith's DVD's Burton Silverman-Breaking The Rules, Drawing the Language of Vision and Painting the Figure Richard Robinsons Color Course Carol Marine's Art Bytes - all of them! Leslie Saeta's 'webnARTs 101 and 102' Daniel Keys Video
I worked in an art gallery for a few years selling my paintings there as well and learning how to frame, so helpful! I encouraged my children to live life by my favorite saying: Work Hard, Play Hard and Pray Hard, if it's worth doing at all, it's worth doing well! Finally here I am, one tube of paint at a time, a little studio and selling paintings!! I am very thankful for my family, my art experiences and all the friendships I've made along the way and for my Spiritual relationship with Jesus who has been my rock!