February 6, 2016
David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (certificate ’84) and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA ’92). His work has been featured in national publications and he has exhibited his work and taught workshops throughout the U.S.
We’re looking forward to welcoming David to Greenville – in his first visit to the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops, David will instruct a dynamic Oil Painting Studio Workshop, Alla Prima Figure Painting May 22 to 28, 2016. David’s wet-into-wet painting techniques focus on clarity, directness and looseness in capturing the subject.
How long have you been teaching and what got you started teaching?
I started teaching about 5 years ago. After the stock market crash I realized that I needed to do something more to earn money. I turned to teaching after self producing a series of instructional videos and realized that I am good at it.
What is your favorite part about teaching?
Before teaching my career was primarily about exhibiting my work in commercial galleries. Most of the commercial art world involves people who collect art, but collectors don’t necessarily know much about it or the artistic process. When I teach, I am surrounded by people who know about painting or who want to learn about painting and its process. There’s a greater feeling of a shared experience.
What would you tell your prospective students are three best reasons for taking a workshop?
Taking a workshop is a great way absorb information from a particular instructor. There’s also a sense of camaraderie among the students.
What are you currently working on in your own art?
My current work is mostly about abstracting the figure.
Where is your art currently being exhibited?
Gallery 1261 Denver, CO
Quidley & Co, Boston, MA
Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna, CA
Is your work represented in galleries, and if so, what hints would you give to artists looking for gallery representation?
Do some research about the gallery and make sure they are reputable. Don’t expect miracles.
What is your favorite art quote?
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
Describe your studio.
My studio is behind my house and faces north. It measures roughly 19 x 24 feet.