Oil | Acrylic | Pastel | Graphite
Ned received a scholarship to study at the prestigious Art Center School of Design Los Angeles, and continuously worked at honing his craft, while making a living and raising his family. Because he could draw so well, Art Center he was asked to teach a drawing class of some of the best High School students in the Los Angeles area and substituted for faculty Instructors when they could not make a class. All the Instructors at Art Center School of Design were working professionals and students were held to a very high standard or were required to leave.
Working to develop his career, he was hired as an Illustrator, Courtroom Artist, Advertising Story Board Artist, Architectural Drawings and Renderings, Cartooning, Concept work for Disney, Book, and Magazine illustrations. He has exhibited in most of the Major Traditional/Impressionistic Shows in the country, has been in numerous Museum shows and has had three major exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle is one of the few Artists invited to do a demonstration and workshop through at the Seattle Art Museum. His hard work, determination, and commitment to his craft, has resulted in a long and Award-winning Art Career producing a prolific and wide array of work in many different media, quickly establishing himself as a highly skilled Fine Artist and teacher.
- Designated Master with the Oil Painters of America & the American Impressionist Society
- Built concept work for Disney
- Teaching for over 60 years
- Formerly a cartoonist
- Produced courtroom art for TV
Ned is one of the few Artists who is a “Designated Master” with both the American Impressionist Society and the Oil Painters of America.
He has won numerous awards and in 2020 – Ranked No.3 in the country of over 1500 award winning artists.
Art league – One of his biggest achievement Ned is most proud of, is being one of the Founders and President of the Puget Sound Art League. Modeled after the Pallet and Chisel club in Chicago. Its purpose and goal were to have a place where artists could go every day to improve their skills and confidence. Open seven days a week, at its peak, access for over 160 members, was non-profit, and had two studios where members could go, practicing Life Drawing, Portraits, Still Lifes and Sculpting, with access to Professional Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Instructors.
Having received a scholarship at the Art Center School of Design for his art education 60 years ago, Ned realizes how important it is to give back, and to make art accessible to Artists today, and following generations. This generosity is one of the reasons why Ned is still a sought-after teacher, giving in-person workshops all over the USA and World. This year with the Event of Co-vid, he was approached to give numerous online workshops which are hugely successful. He loves to teach, and his dedication, knowledge, and enthusiasm transfers over to his students.
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