Monday, February 13, 2017

Special One-Day Portrait Workshop

 Special One-Day Portrait Workshop
D U E L I N G   
Gene Dillard and Don Mullins 
February 25

This will be a unique one-day workshop. 

It will be primarily a day of demonstration and instruction. 
Gene and Don, members of the Portrait Society of America,

will paint a day-long portrait side by side from a live model. Lots of commentary,

explanation of process, tips on techniques, color mixing, the whole works. 

Expect lots of banner back and forth between the two artists
…long term painter friends.
Attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work and receive expert critiques. 
They are also welcome to sketch or draw from the model (in dry media only).

The workshop is sponsored by the Plano Art Association 
and a portion of the fees will go to support the organization.

1013 15th Place #105
Downtown Plano, Texas 75074
(Adjacent to the DART Rail Station)

Date and Time
Saturday, February 25
9:00 AM till 4:00 PM (with an hour break for lunch…great lunch spots in Downtown Plano)

Fee and Registration
The fee is $100
To register, make payment and reserve your attendance, go to and click on payment options.
Or email 
and confirm that you will be attending and will pay at the door.

Workshop Leaders
Don loves portrait painting because he enjoys the process of turning a blank 
canvas into a beautiful painted image. Each commission offers a new and exciting challenge
 - an adventure in art in which the client is a key collaborator. People painted 
by Don receive not only a one of a kind painting but also a one-of-a-kind experience.

All of Don's paintings are colorful and professional, but most distinctive is 
Don's ability to capture a meaningful gesture or attitude to suggest the personality of the subject. 
These skills translate seamlessly into other portrait categories. Don paints executive portraits, 
official portraits, family portraits, children portraits and posthumous portraits.

Don has a long string of awards and recognition including the 
Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, The Artists Magazine, 
Salon International, and the Lyme Academy of Fine Art alumni show to name a few. 
Trained at the prestigious Lyme Academy in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
 Don lives in New Mexico with his wife Karen. 
He conducts workshops in figurative art, painting and drawing.

Gene comes to portraiture from a background of extensive academic 

training and experience in the graphics field. Growing up in Texas in a home filled 
with art by relatives, Gene began painting and drawing at an early age. 
He studied art first at Baylor University and then completed his first degree in fine art 
at the University of Texas at Austin. He then studied at 
The California Institute of The Arts in Los Angeles and completed his second degree at 
The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.

He ascended through a career in advertising design as an 
Art Director and Creative Director for major national and regional advertising agencies in Texas. 
His ad designs have been published throughout the U.S. in national media. 
Throughout his career in advertising he maintained a strong parallel activity 
of painting and teaching art. He has taught classes at Southern Methodist University, 
The Art Institute of Dallas and in the School of Visual Arts at The University of North Texas. 

He has conducted workshops and demos for a number or art clubs though 
out Texas plus workshops at several universities. 
Gene is on the board of directors of the Plano Art Association and is a member of the Portrait Society of America.
He manages the Rail Station Studio and Gallery in Downtown Plano. 
He leads a weekly painting and drawing group that meets at the PAA gallery. 
He is a resident of Plano with his wife Louise.


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