A live painting demonstration by OPA master signature member and past president, John Michael Carter. This event is free and open to the public, but seats are first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 8:30am.
About John Michael Carter, OPAM
John Michael Carter OPAM first began his studies in drawing at the age of 15 with his father E.L.Carter, a commercial artist. He attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and then moved to Los Angeles where he attended the prestigious Art Center College of Design. There he received a background in the major classical schools of painting and graduated with a B.F.A. Degree. In addition to Carter’s love of figurative painting, he enjoys the street scenes and landscapes he discovers in his travels here and abroad. He has been a frequent guest instructor at art workshops across the country, including the Scottsdale Artist School since 1990, the Dallas Arts League and the Cincinnati Art Club. His thorough classical training and experience in drawing and painting gives him the technical expertise to provide artists with superb instruction. He is a Master Signature member of the Oil Painters of America and was OPA’s National Exhibition Gold Medal recipient in 2004. Michael just ended his term as OPA’s president this June.