Earline Padgett began painting in 1981 when her husband signed her up for art classes as a Christmas gift. Painting opened up the world for this small town girl. Earline taught her first SDP convention class in 1984 and since then, has taught oil and watercolor classes at seminars and conventions across the United States and Canada. In addition to her classes, Earline has written magazine articles and demonstrates for Silver Brush Limited at many national and international conventions. She is a member of The National Society of Decorative Painters, The Decorative Artists of Jacksonville and The Art
Guild of Orange Park.
Earline enjoys sharing art with beginners. She teaches easy to understand techniques and as an extra help, provides loaner brushes for class use to
encourage students to try new mediums.
Earline recently completed a series of videos demonstrating different series of brushes from Silver Brush Lt
is a native New Yorker, who began his career at age 16,drawing comic books and hundreds of book and magazine illustrations, as well as covers for paper back books. As one of the "golden age"era of comic book artists, his illustrations for magazines, including The Shadow and Doc Savage, have influenced the pop art school. Kinstler ultimately made the transition to portraitist, and soon established himself as one of thenation's foremost portrait painters. For over five decades, Kinstler also has devoted time to painting landscapes and watercolors. Kinstler has painted more than 40 cabinet officers. He has painted the last Five Presidents of the United States. His portraits of Ford and Reagan are the official White House portraits. Among Kinstler's more than 500 portraits are such well-known personalities as Tony Bennett, Carol Burnett, Betty Ford, Gene Hackman, Katharine Hepburn, Lady Bird Johnson. Others include authors, Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Harry Blackmun. Business leaders such as John D. Rockefeller lll; Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; U.S.Governors, four US Secretaries’ of State, and the presidents of universities and colleges. He was awarded honorary doctorates by Rollins College and the Lyme Academy of Art. The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., acquired 50 of his original works for its permanent collection.
He is also represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, etc. In 1999, Kinstler received the Copley Medal from the Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery and in 2001 the Portrait Society of America’s Gold Medal Award, their highest honor. A PBS film documentary on his career has recently been completed.
Late in the 1999 Silver Brush Ltd and Ray collaborated in producing three artist brush sets that represent what he felt each student and professional needed to paint portraits, watercolors and landscapes. These sets are sold through online resellers nationwide.
Ray's testimonial about his Silver Brushes is a simple one “Silver Brushes are my absolute favorites”.
The Kinstler sets are sold nationwide through online resellers EK-112 Kinstler Landscape Set- 13 piece EK-220 Kinstler Portrait Set- 20 piece EK-930S Kinstler Watercolor Set- 9 piece
Soon Y. Warren
was born in South Korea. She immigrated to the United States in 1987. Soon’s favorite subjects are those found in nature: people, an animal, trees, a tangerine, pear, oriental poppy, iris or something of intrigue at the moment. Flowers from her gardens often become models for paintings.
She says that, “I’m inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature and our surroundings. I try to paint the essence of subjects and my sincere feeling for nature”
Soon teaches workshops for oil, watercolor, in-door studio painters, and plein air painters. Soon has taught workshops in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and throughout the USA. She is represented by Southwest Gallery in Dallas Texas, Your Private Collection Art Gallery in Granbury Texas.
Soon Y. Warren’s Recommendation for Black Velvet® watercolor brushes
“I love the quality of Silver Black Velvet® brushes. They hold a lot of water and have pointy tips that can create thinner to wider brush strokes. I have been using “Silver Black Velvet®” brushes which serve my purpose well. I use (Round #3000S) size 4 and 6 for very fine detail, 8 and 10 for medium small layering color, and 12 and 16 for larger area application. The soft quality of hair serves my painting style with gentle layers, and because maintaining a fine tip with spring out for next application. I love the brushes and recommend to everyone who paint watercolor.”