Interview


June 2022 Artist Spotlight — Calvin Liang Calvin Liang is joining Carmel Visual Arts to lead a plein air painting workshop along the Monterey Peninsula Oct 12–14, 2022 (Wed–Fri). He talked about his process with our Director, Rich Brimer. Read the highlights below. Calvin Liang became fascinated by the beautiful California landscape and transformed himself into a fine artist, painting themes of his choosing. Now his well-known...

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Carmel Visual Arts: David, we are excited to welcome you back for another California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ workshop with Carmel Visual Arts. This time we will be exploring embellishing these vibrant portraits with fun and experimental techniques you will be showing us. Since we were not able to host a workshop with you in 2020, we are excited to catch up with you in this new Q&A format. We have a few questions that...

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Huihan Liu returns to Carmel Visual Arts May 16–18, 2021 to lead his upcoming workshop Outdoor Figurative Painting.  Huihan Liu is a master oil painter and generous instructor. His atmospheric narrative figure work has brought him accolades around the world. Born in Guangzhou, China, he trained from 1972 to 1975 at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art. In 1989, Huihan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree...

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Mike Hernandez brings us our first digital painting workshop designed to help artists of all mediums. We have had a number of people inquire about having one, so here is your chance to learn from one of the best instructors I know to teach such a class. Mike Hernandez has over 20 years at DreamWorks Animation, creating environments for digitally produced feature films such as Sinbad, Spirit, Over The Hedge, Shrek 4, Puss In Boots, Bee...

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Somewhere between downpours and rainbows, we turned on to Bill Owens’ street. His directions over the phone were implicit.­ “You will see a table on the side of the street next to a telephone pole. Turn in right there and go down the long driveway to my house.”

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