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John Kilroy

A professional exhibiting fine artist for 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 18 years, graduated from The Art Institute of Boston, where he studied with Norman Baer and Walter Marks. Both these brilliant teachers had a deep historical connection to the Brandywine School and American Illustration, as they were both students of Harvey Dunn, a Howard Pyle student. Early influences on Kilroy were all the great artists involved with the Famous Artists School. He studied figure and landscape painting privately for 10 years with color master Robert Bliss, who was a student of Carolyn Wyeth.

Kilroy is especially influenced by the teaching and art of modern master Richard Schmid, whose brilliant, adaptive, grand manner, alla-prima painting techniques and philosophy Kilroy took to heart. John is a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik painting group, The Putney Painters.

He was also inspired to become a painter because of a small group of Taos/Denver artists active collectively in the 1970's. Among this group including Ned Jacob, William E. Sharer, Mark Daily, Len Chmiel, and George Carlson that really influenced Kilroy to open up to the idea of contemporary "Fine Art" impressionistic realism as a
personal direction.

Particularly influential is also San Diego artist John Asaro who gave Kilroy the knowledge of seeing light, color and the working understanding of sculptural form. A special thanks go to Washington State artist, William F. Reese, who in the mid-eighties, got Kilroy to work outdoors, en plein-aire and taught him the essentials of the small sketch and continues to inspire with his excellence, integrity and generosity of spirit.

His major historic influences include such masters as Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent, Valentin Serov, Ilya Repin, Nicolai Fechin, to name a few. John Kilroy is a dedicated and popular teacher, his methods reflect the strong sense o

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Fine Artist Hull, MA
Portrait Artist Hull, MA
Educator Hull, MA
The “Pre-College” Portfolio Prep Class Hull, MA
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Work Experience:
He has years of teaching experience and has developed a number of programs through the years at numerous art associations, North River Art Society, Braintree Art Association, Quincy Art Association. He had taught at The Cape Cod School of Art, Provincetown, MA for many years before the unfortunate demise of the school. John had built an extensive weekly program at the Fuller Craft Museum incorporating all aspects of the craft of art; design, drawing, painting and sculpture. John has opened his own school in Rockland, Massachusetts and continues to teach artists that wish to add a richer learning experience and superior content to their creative pursuits The class curriculum will continue to offer the interested learner an honest set of skills in a system which empowers while adding continuous growth potential for both the beginner as well as the serious professional artist. The John Kilroy Fine Art Academy offers the highest quality and most innovative educational services available at an extremely reasonable cost. Also, he continues to teach very successful national workshops at such distinguish venues as The Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, Arizona and The Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT. Regional venues will also include Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, The Creative Art Center, Chatham, MA and The Falmouth Artists Guild, Falmouth, MA. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine.
Education:
A professional exhibiting fine artist for over 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 17 years, John Kilroy graduated The Art Institute of Boston. Studied with Master Painters, Richard Schmid and John Asaro. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine and website: www.johnkilroy.com

A professional exhibiting fine artist for over 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 17 years, John Kilroy graduated The Art Institute of Boston. Studied with Master Painters, Richard Schmid and John Asaro. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine and website: www.johnkilroy.com

A professional exhibiting fine artist for over 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 17 years, John Kilroy graduated The Art Institute of Boston. Studied with Master Painters, Richard Schmid and John Asaro. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine and website: www.johnkilroy.com

A professional exhibiting fine artist for over 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 17 years, John Kilroy graduated The Art Institute of Boston. Studied with Master Painters, Richard Schmid and John Asaro. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine and website: www.johnkilroy.com
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John Kilroy is located in Hull, MA and has the following skills: Fine Artist, Portrait Artist, Educator, The “Pre-College” Portfolio Prep Class
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Fine Artist

Category: Art / Creative
Description
A professional exhibiting fine artist for over 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 18 years, John Kilroy graduated The Art Institute of Boston. Studied with Master Painters, Richard Schmid and John Asaro. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine and website: www.johnkilroy.com

A professional exhibiting fine artist for over 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 17 years, John Kilroy graduated The Art Institute of Boston. Studied with Master Painters, Richard Schmid and John Asaro. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine and website: www.johnkilroy.com

A professional exhibiting fine artist for over 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 17 years, John Kilroy graduated The Art Institute of Boston. Studied with Master Painters, Richard Schmid and John Asaro. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine and website: www.johnkilroy.com

A professional exhibiting fine artist for over 30 years and a unique progressive teacher of drawing, painting, design and sculpture for 17 years, John Kilroy graduated The Art Institute of Boston. Studied with Master Painters, Richard Schmid and John Asaro. His works has appeared in American Artist Magazine and website: www.johnkilroy.com
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John Kilroy graduated The Art Institute of Boston.
Years Experience: 18

Portrait Artist

Category: Art / Creative
Description
A professional exhibiting fine artist for over 30 years. Member of Richard Schmid's private painting group, The Putney Painters.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 30

Educator

Category: Art / Creative
Description
We are a small intimate art school geared to the serious learner at any skill level.

Our ongoing Tuesday Evening, Wednesday and Thursday Morning, Afternoon & Evening Classes,
Adult Workshops,
also Children's Saturday Workshop
are now being held at our location:

The John Kilroy Fine Art Academy

The E. T. Wright Building
31 Liberty Sq.
379 Liberty Street
Suite 218
Rockland, MA 02370
781-925-0582
We are continuing to offer the highest quality and most innovative educational services available at an
extremely reasonable cost. We are serving artists that wish to add a richer learning experience and
superior content to their creative pursuits.
Our class curriculum will continue to offer the interested learner an honest set of skills in a system which empowers while adding continuous growth potential for both the beginner as well as the serious professional artist.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 17

The “Pre-College” Portfolio Prep Class

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Portfolio Preparation Class is designed for High School juniors, seniors and graduates who are preparing for a college level art program or other majors that require drawing or graphics portfolios.

This series of classes includes observational drawing, design, composition, color theory and issues surrounding the making of art. The portfolio class is designed to help students develop a strong foundation of skills, develop professional work habits and create a portfolio suitable for college admission.

The Portfolio Prep program is designed for relatively independent young people.
Students are expected to behave in a mature manner and take initiative both inside and outside of the classroom. They will also be expected to prepare work outside of class time. These classes are also designed to help balance the focus of the young artist so that the overemphasis on popular culture is supplanted with real world problem solving and career orientation.
1st Session July 7 – 28, 2009
2nd Session August 4 – 25, 2009
Tuesday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
$400.00 each Session
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 17