Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Florence Academy of Art
This past April and May, I traveled to Italy to work in an intensive painting program at the renowned Florence Academy of Art.
The courses were conducted by the realist painter Jura Bedic, a principal instructor who began mastering his technique in Florence at the young age of 18 years. Jura believes a work of art must offer the textures, colors, and tones to one’s eyes to become something more than just an illusion. He truly is a master painter and I was quite lucky to have his tutelage.
Moving forward as an artist in the world will always be a constant goal. The experience I had at the academy changed me. I now work with more increased observation, looking for the subtle aspects of form and space, creating paintings which access deeper sensitivity.