You were born

an artist, 

Let me teach you to paint. 

My dear Creative Spirit, Dreamer, Seeker of Joy & Light,

     In the beginning you were born an Artist, but if you are like most people, you have wandered away from joy-filled, gratifying creativity.  You still remember inspired time spent creating, right?


      Allow me to help guide you back to the Artist you are with my easy to learn, step-by-step painting process.  After a lifetime of painting and more than a decade of teaching thousands of students, the process has proven itself time and time again, and it will work for you.


     Not only will you learn to work in stages and logically build your masterpiece from a blank canvas, but you will also experience once again the joy of creating and adding color and beauty back into your world, and most importantly you, the Artist, will reclaim your Creative Spirit.


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In-Person Classes

Weekly, in-person painting classes sponsored by Spring Hill Parks and Recreation are taught from 10am to 11:30am in Spring Hill, Tennessee, at the Winchester Studio located at 563 Maury Hill Street, Lower Level. Enter through the back door. Classes are taught in Acrylics. Students bring their own supplies and a list will be provided at registration.  Class fee is $25 per class.  Easels and washer cups are provided during class.  To register, call or text  615-668-8263.

On-Line Video Classes

A complete library of video demonstrations and classes is available through Patreon for only $25 per month. 

Private Lessons

Private lessons may be scheduled at the studio in Spring Hill. Student must bring painting supplies and reference photo.  Mediums include oils, acrylics, and watercolor. Student may also bring a friend at no additional charge. If more than two students are splitting the lesson, then a $50 fee is added for each student after the first two. Private lessons are $149 for 2 hours. Easels and washer cups are provided during private lessons. To register, call or text  615-668-8263.


Occasionally workshops are scheduled at the studio in Spring Hill to cover specific topics, including:

  • Pet Portraits,

  • House or Wedding Venue Portraits,

  • Bridal Bouquet Portraits,

  • Winter Birds in oils,

  • Tonalist vs Colorist Approach,

  • Substrates Bootcamp, and 

  • Color Bootcamp.

In Workshops, all supplies are included and the workshop typically lasts 4 hours. Workshop fee is $149. To check the current schedule, visit

Adventure Awaits!

Illustrated Travel Journaling

Occasionally Adventure Awaits! Illustrated Travel Journaling workshops are scheduled at fun and historic locations around middle Tennessee, including:

  • The Hermitage,

  • Belle Meade Mansion,

  • Belmont Mansion,

  • The Athenaeum,

  • The Polk Home,

  • Cheekwood, and 

  • More!

In Adventure Awaits! Illustrated Travel Journaling workshops, students bring their own watercolor travel journals. Students are welcome to bring all of their supplies, but basic watercolor kits, pencils, brushes, and washer cups are available for students to use. Workshop fee is $65 + admission fee to historic site. Students may bring a lunch or many times a café is available on the historic property.  We typically meet at the property at 10am and tour, lunch at noon, and paint until 3pm. To check the current schedule, visit