1 hour individualized coaching and critique sessions.
$45 per session, minimum 4 sessions, $180 total.
Coaching sessions in Aaron’s studio in the Scott’s Addition area of Richmond.

Learn basic techniques about seeing, breaking down a scene into manageable elements, and make a successful painting using what you learn about light, composition, color selection and mixing, and mark making.

Then go farther…learn more about how to delve deep into yourself to come up with personal, original ideas, and develop those ideas into a complete visual statement, using a logical process, in these personalized tutoring sessions.

All levels welcome: beginners to advanced painters.

Each artist is at a different point in their development. Therefore, any coaching or advice needs to take into account the experiences and background of the individual artist. Some people need or want to focus on technique, others want to learn more about ideas and personal motifs. And everyone needs individual, custom feedback that promotes growth and progress within the framework of a “safe space”, where the only criteria is a positive learning experience.

Students may focus on representational or more abstract painting.

Phone 804.551.2090
Email bowles3@gmail.com

The American Impressionists, Lecture Series at Tappahannock Art Guild

As the artwork of the French Impressionists began to be transported to the United States in the late nineteenth century, interest in the new painting style exploded, and a generation of American painters made the pilgrimage to study in Europe. When they returned, these artists found a ready market among the newly wealthy Victorians who embraced the light-filled, colorful images in their homes.

Mar 23 William Merritt Chase

Apr 5 George Inness

Apr 19 Thomas Wilmer Dewing

May 3 Granville Redmond

May 17 Frederick Carl Frieseke

May 31 Theodore Robinson

Jun 28 Childe Hassam

All times are 6:30-8:00 PM at TAG Gallery.
Gallery Location:
200 Prince St. (At the corner of Water Lane)
Tappahannock, VA 22560

For information contact:
Frank Rixey
Email: achillesheel2004@yahoo.com
Mobile Phone: 804-445-5131

Admission: $6 per show
Light appetizers provided.

Various workshops and shorter demos available on painting, including Light and Shadow, Advanced Color for Painters, Introduction to Acrylic Painting, and more. Please email for details.

What people say about the workshops:

The very best workshop and demo, and a fabulous slide show of art history focusing on technique. I loved it!

Very informative…very useful!

Very interesting for a non-artist. A GOOD Saturday!

Thanks for the history and many suggestions!

Excellent demo! Good explanation of everything. Thank you.

Great day! Thanks!

You packed a lot of information into a two hour demo!

Aaron Bowles is an American contemporary artist from Richmond, Virginia. His painting is figurative in nature with images of dreams, mythology, and relationships. His landscape art is colorful, and includes paintings of the river region (the “Rivah”), the Shenandoah Valley, and Virginia Beach. His forests, trees, fields and mountain scenes resonate with emotion while his sailing and sailboat paintings capture the wind and water, the excitement of the ocean and Chesapeake Bay.