Teacher Type: Painting

Clarence Measelle

Born in Daytona Beach (1947), South Florida based painter, Clarence “Skip” Measelle, has been a full-time artist since 1978. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 1969 with a BFA degree he taught art in the Palm Beach County School District for seven and a half years. During this time, he continued his college education at FAU where he earned a Master’s degree in Art Education with concentrations in studio painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

In 1975 Skip had his first solo exhibit of his large scale “photorealist” paintings at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The Norton show led to gallery representation in Palm Beach, New York City, and Chicago. He resigned from teaching in 1978 to paint full time after he sold a painting for more than his total yearly teaching salary. A short time later he joined the Circle Fine Art Corporation with headquarters in New York and Chicago and exhibited his work in their galleries throughout the United States. CFA presented one-person shows for Skip in their galleries in New York City (SOHO), Chicago (Walton Street, and Michigan Avenue) IL, San Francisco, CA, San Diego, (Old Town) CA , Denver, (Cherry Creek) CO,  Houston, TX, Atlantic City, NJ, and Scottsdale, AZ,

Skip’s paintings have been exhibited in over 100 gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States, England, Holland, and Switzerland. His work is in many private and public collections including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Florida House of Representatives, Department of Natural Resources Florida Department of State, Alabama Power Company, Miami Branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, Palm Beach International Airport, Florida Atlantic University, and the Morse Life Foundation in West Palm Beach, to mention a few.

Skip has occupied the same warehouse studio on Georgia Avenue where he has worked for the last 34 years. From 2003 to 2014 he was an adjunct professor of art at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth where he taught Painting and Drawing. He is currently teaching Mixed Media Painting once a week at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach where he has taught since 1987.

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Clarence Measelle

Eileen Lyons

Eileen Lyons is a fourth generation painter who grew up on Long Island, NY and West Palm Beach, FL. As a teen, Lyons studied drawing at the Norton Museum of Art. She received a BFA in painting from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and an MA in Museum Studies from the American University in Washington, DC. Lyons continued her studies through master-level painting classes at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design in DC and also earned her teaching certification from the University of Virginia. Lyons is now painting full time in her Jupiter, FL studio where she concentrates on the concept of place and patterns found in nature. Lyons remains on staff at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as a Teaching Artist where she leads adult drawing programs. Lyons exhibits her contemporary oil paintings widely and has work in many private collections in the United States and Canada.

Eileen Lyons

Maggie Jahn

Margaret Jahn is a West Palm Beach native who attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Kansas City Art Institute. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004.

After working for Arts in Architecture, the design firm in Litchfield, CT and teaching in New Haven, CT. She returned home to West Palm Beach in 2012 and continued her teaching career at Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts where she has taught for the past 5 years as an Artist in Residence teaching Printmaking and Senior Portfolio.

Margaret’s work deals with Florida native botanical plants and environmental issues such as invasive plants and animals while abstracting the forms into design elements. Her work includes printmaking, painting, and mixed media surface embellishment through beading and embroidery.

Maggie Jahn

Mary Carey Murray

Mary Carey Murray is a professional artist and designer with a strong resume of accomplishments. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t drawing growing up in Buffalo, New York.

Mary graduated college with honors on full scholarships with two degrees – one from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and another from The College of New Rochelle for Fine Art.

She perfected her watercolor techniques, a passion of hers, studying with world famous watercolorist Ward Hooper- becoming an award-winning watercolor painter herself.

Mary has many facets to her long career including graphic & apparel design.
As head designer & art director for a prominent NYC manufacturer, she was head of Charles Schultz “Peanuts” licensed designs for kids where she oversaw a team of designers & successfully freelanced also with a host of major clients in NYC- creating screenprint designs for sportswear distributed under licensing agreements with Disney (101 Dalmatians etc.), Scholastic (Goosebumps etc.), Major League Baseball, Warner Bros. (Looney Tunes etc.), Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Voit Sports, and      Harley Davidson, to name a few.   Her work has won many awards.

While traveling on a sailboat in Europe with her 2 golden retrievers, she created her idea for her “Love a Dog Design” business where she accepts orders for watercolor commissions of people’s favorite pooches, as well as t-shirt designs involving dogs & combined with environmental awareness.

Mary has also written and illustrated several books, classroom materials and her own line of custom greeting cards.

Mary continues to fulfill commissions for Palm Beach & other private clients throughout the country. She is very passionate about her work – donating part of the proceeds to no-kill animal shelters, the A.S.P.C. A., and various rescue organizations.

Among all her artistic & design accomplishments, Mary pours her love of Art into all that she creates!

Mary Carey Murray

Maxwell Mittman

Maxwell Mittman was born in Ventura, California, grew up in North Jersey. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Montclair State University in 2014. In 2018 Maxwell received his Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Maxwell works in ceramics, painting, and small works on paper. He is currently working and residing in beautiful Southern Florida.

Maxwell Mittman