SIGNATURE ARTIST MEMBER Douglas S. Gillette

“Never paint a bad drawing” is advice that I often ask my students to consider when they start a painting.  For me, a well thought-out drawing or painting starts with an understanding of traditional academic foundation skills.  This is achieved with perseverance and many hours of practice and hard work.  It is important to take the time to effectively interpret the concepts of perspective, composition, value studies and color theory.  All of these proficiencies confirm for me that traditional fine art is capable of expressing the full range of an artist’s potential.