"Painting is a profession that requires peace of mind"
"Don't paint inside the lines, draw your own lines"
Portraits have always been my greatest joy in my second career…Oil Painting. I was an Account Executive for Wrangler Jeans for 30 years, winning Sales Person of the Year five times. After retiring in 2011, I've devoted my full energies to painting.
Geoffrey Laurence of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Tina Szajko of Bellville, Texas have been major influences on my style. I use the 5 Step Venetian method of painting featuring Drawing, Grisaille, Warm/Cool Stage, many Glazes, and final Varnishing in my work.
I've won “Best of Show” awards at the Conroe Art League, Woodlands Art League, and Brenham Fine Arts League. I was the past President of The Brenham Fine Arts League, a member of the Portrait Society of America, Artists of Texas, and Contemporary Fine Art International.
I have two studios, one at my home in Bentwater on Lake Conroe outside Montgomery, Texas and at my summer cabin in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. I helped start and organize Bentwater’s Fine Art Festival. I am offering “Paint Like a Venetian” Method Classes including a stay at my beautiful cabin in cool Cloudcroft in August.
check out my latest work at:blogbyshep
"All children are artists, the problem is how to remain an artist when you grow up"
Please contact me...
60 Wick Willow Road
Montgomery, TX 77356-8240
1207 Geronimo Street
Cloudcroft, NM 88317