March 20, 2017

Portrait artist Paul Leveille returns to the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops this year with mixed media class on Expressive Portraits in Watercolor, Oil, or Pastel from June 25-July 1, 2017. As we edge into spring, Paul took a few moments to answer five short questions for us about his work. Also, we still have a few seats left in this popular workshop, so make sure to reserve your spot soon – call (518) 966-5219!

Q: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
PL: Since most of my work is portrait, I derive a good deal of my inspiration from my sitter.

Q: What are you most proud of in regards to your art?
PL: I’ll have to trade “proud” for “grateful”! I am so thankful to be blessed with this talent and thankful that I can make a living at my art.

Q: What are you biggest challenges to creating art and how do you deal with them?
PL: Everyday responsibilities of home and studio are challenging but necessary. I try to deal with this through prioritizing my time such as attempting to devote a determined amount of painting in each day. The remaining time is devoted to non-painting activities. 

Q: What advice has influenced you?
PL: Stay positive.

Q: Is there something you are currently working on, or excited about starting that you can tell us about?
PL: The next paining is always the most exciting.

Learn more about Paul’s upcoming workshop with us here
Learn more about Paul on his website and by following him on Facebook.