I started my journey with oil paining in Fall of 2005 where I met Joyce Werwie Perry at a mutual friend’s picnic. I had been searching for an art mentor for quite a while and received many rejections from artists that would not share their knowledge. When asked, Joyce easily and excitedly said yes she would teach me oils.
We started the first lesson with a paint brush, where I quickly became impatient waiting for the end results. At the urging of Joyce I reluctantly, and awkwardly picked up a knife, and soon fell in love with the technique. Now, I rarely pick up a paint brush and I love the texture and results I get with knife painting.
Since meeting Joyce I have improved with each painting and developed many long term friendships with other students.
Being an artist is a gift from God and I can not thing of anything else I would rather do.
DINA RUSSO IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE ASSOIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH