I have been a teacher of adults for over 25 years. The past
seven years I have concentrated exclusively on teaching decorative
painting in Massachusetts. I travel to locations in and around
Boston teaching painting in stores, homes, churches and adult
education centers. The purpose for me is to help students to
realize their own aesthetic abilities and my goal is to have
them certain that they can learn to paint---Evidenced by a
completed work that they are proud to display.
Why “Banyan Studios”?
The Banyan Tree is an Indian fig tree that has aerial roots
sent down to the ground (similar to a spider plant). Each root,
meeting the ground, forms a new trunk that acts as a prop thus
allowing one umbrella-like tree to cover a vast area. The word “Banyan” is
from the Sanskrit language and meant “Merchant”.
Under the Banyan Tree is where traveling merchants would set
up their wares for sale.
Those two concepts are exactly why “Banyan Studios”?
When I get the product of a student who has completed a hand
painted gift or accessory that they are proud to show, I feel
I have created one of those Banyan Tree roots; a prop that
increases the size and scope of the main tree. From this endeavor
some very special friendships have been formed.
Learn Decorative Painting
Now, not every student is interested in becoming a professional
painter. Most of my students are painting unique, hand painted
objects for their own homes, for gift giving and, indeed, to
beat the stresses of Planet Earth. I do, however, encourage
my more involved students to try selling their work. There
is nothing like the feeling of creating something that has
obvious value in the eyes of someone else--having someone willing
to exchange for your hard work and passion.