Personal Coaching Tailored to Your Individual Goals (via ZOOM)

One-on-one coaching for top athletes, performers, musicians, and executives is commonplace.  What if artists could also take advantage of the power of personal coaching?  What if you could have input from a seasoned professional to accelerate your progress?  You can.

Nothing beats input from an experienced fellow-traveler to help you achieve your goals. 

Whether you are relatively new to painting or an established and accomplished veteran, coaching and mentoring provides another set of experienced eyes to help clarify and affirm strengths, identify weaker areas to develop, and suggest specific strategies for reaching artistic and professional goals.  

"David you are an exceptional teacher and communicator."

- Sharon R.

"I can't thank you enough." - Christie C.
"Our session gave me some super new perspectives and helped a lot to get me unstuck. :-) Thank you. You are very good at expressing clear ideas and you are an excellent teacher."
- Kristin H.

$150/ session (60 min ea.) via ZOOM.

$135 / session when you buy 3 or more at a time.

Email me to get on the scheduling calendar and to receive payment info.

“A good painting is a remarkable feat of organization.”

-Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

Through personal coaching and mentoring-

- Your creativity will be energized.

- You'll paint with more freedom.

- You will have more ideas.

- People will respond to your work more than ever.

My goal is to help you surpass your own expectations by sharing principles of VISUAL COMMUNICAITON that apply to all styles and genres of painting.

Paint YOUR way, in YOUR style, with YOUR voice--only better!

I don't teach how to paint like me. I'll help you find and strengthen your unique voice.

"I am so thankful to have met you. I learned so much in that quick hour, I am seeing things in a way I never have before." - Loli D.

The things I'll share will help you paint with more confidence, more freedom, and more clarity of intention. I know because they helped me. 

I was mentored for 20 years by a man named Bob Farlow, who was mentored by Henry James, who was mentored by Grant Wood.  (Yes, that Grant Wood). You will be receiving knowledge passed from generation to generation of artists, one-on-one.

"You've rejuvenated me and given me direction." - Ben H.

You'll receive

  • personalized critiques and feedback
  • specific suggestions for improvement
  • principles of IMAGE STRUCTURE that make art in any style work
  • plus homework assignments tailored to you

"David you are an exceptional teacher and communicator."

- Sharon R.

Depending on your goals and needs, our time together may include PowerPoints w/ master examples, written material, charts, fun posters, homework assignments, motivation, and resource recommendations, plus lots of encouragement.

"Thank you for wonderful, constructive words! Such a good teacher." - Ann J.

“David, thank you a million times over for a wonderful and confidence boosting lesson.” 
- Loli D.

$150/ session (60 min ea.) via ZOOM.

$135 / session when you buy 3 or more at a time.

Email me to get on the scheduling calendar and to receive payment info.

"Best art teacher I ever had." - Jane L.

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"Thanks for the great lesson yesterday. I look forward to the homework and future lessons."
- Darlene M. 

"Dude, you're seriously bending my mind." - Patrick K.

"I feel I have met a great teacher, wonderful mentor and good friend." - David G.

Meet your mentor:

- 31 years as a professional artist, author, speaker, and instructor

- Workshop Instructor in Indiana, Florida, Arizona, Vancouver Island, BC

- 20 years experience as a professional plein air painter

- Relaunched from scratch in 2014 as an abstract painter

- Was mentored for 20 years, has mentored many artists over the past 20 years

- 28 children's books published

- Abstracts have been represented by galleriers in NYC, The Hamptons, Jackson Hole,  

         Scottsdale, Boston, Indianapolis, Chicago

- Raised four kids by selling used art supplies :o)

- Is friendly most days

- Can be bribed with chocolate