“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away. “ David Viscott.

I believe every artist has a unique gift. This gift is unmistakably yours. Only you can share it with the world. How do we find it? Follow the joy.

Along this courageous path our skills sharpen and our personal vocabulary grows. A distinctive style emerges. Your clear authentic voice rings true. Sing with this voice and the world will listen.

In this workshop I will generously share the many practical and philosophical components that continue to influence my evolving voice. I hope you will find a golden nugget among them that can also work for you.

This workshop will include instructor demonstrations, individual painting time, and group critique at day's end.

I will work in oil or watercolor. Participants in this workshop should have some drawing and painting experience and may use the medium of their choice.

Depending on the class, time available, and phase of the moon, possible topics include:

•  Tools of the trade

•  Mechanics: Technique & Execution

•  Color & Value

•  Planning - Value Studies

•  Composition Fundamentals/Principles of Design

•  Seeing vs. Knowing

•  Aptitude vs. Talent

•  Surviving Plein Air

•  Art Business, marketing, framing, prints, etc.


Materials List

Bring the painting supplies you typically use, including an easel if you have one. We will aim for one painting each day. Depending on weather and class preference, we may work inside or out.

Please bring a few photos as reference material in case we don't go out. A basic sketchbook and pencil are essential for planning.

For more information on my materials: http://www.peterhuntoon.com/the-artist/methods-materials/



Peter Huntoon has been painting professionally since 1994. A life long passion for art and his native state of Vermont are evident in his work.

His distinctive award-winning paintings feature innovative color, strong composition, and enthusiastic brushwork. Educated in Vermont and Colorado Huntoon received his BA in Art from Castleton University. He has studied and painted with many contemporary masters, including Frank Webb, Zoltan Szabo, Cheng Kee Chee, Stephen Quiller, Robert Burridge, Robert Sydorowhich, Mark Boedges, and Mike Svob. For over 20 years Peter held the position of Color Group Manager for Sto Corp, the world leader in architectural coatings. He is a founding  member of the Vermont Watercolor Society.

Peter and his artist wife Mareva Millarc maintain their studios, gallery, and hilltop home in Middletown Springs, Vermont.

Peter Huntoon's work is represented in public and private collections around the world.