A gifted, mostly self-taught artist, Paul Pritchett loves to bring the “American West” to life in his portraits, paintings and sculptures.
“Primarily I’ve loved anything western. Living around Odessa, I fell in love with the desert, cowboys and all the rough and tumble that goes along with that, such as rodeos. Observing that lifestyle inspires my quicker than anything,” he said.
Studying under such greats as Dalhart Windberg, Karen Patton, Xian Zhang and Bruce Green, Paul teaches adults how to bring their portraits alive in month long classes, using his exclusive medium of choice – oils.
“Portrait painting is my specialty. A lot of people can do landscapes, but most people can’t do portraits,” Paul said.
Most important in his training is teaching his students the fine art of patience.
“Passion is about patience. I want them to learn patience because that’s the only way they can do portraits. If you develop patience, you can be that artist you want to be.”
For class information, please contact Paul.