I began painting with Sumi (Chinese Brush Painting) around 1980. This led to watercolor which in turn, led me to workshops from Maine to Hawaii. After trying many other endeavors, we moved to Florida where I was introduced to Kathleen Staiger who teaches all levels of oil painting at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
I enjoyed her classes and learned so much that I never went back to the previous mediums. Kathy is very skilled in giving each individual student, whether beginner or advanced, the proper training. Her teaching of color and color mixing is the best I have ever experienced. Another aspect of her fine teaching is composition and design in which she excels, whether teaching realism or abstraction. Due to her skill in portrait painting, her students have produced some wonderful portraiture; again, due to her skills in color and color mixing.
In addition to teaching, she is now engaged in portrait painting. She has painted both my husband and I and we are thrilled with the results.
Her classes are, of course, heavily in demand because she gives her all, and holds nothing back.