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.

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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

Debra Snyder

I began my formal art education at Parsons School of Art & Design in NY and years later studied acrylic and watercolor painting with renowned artists at the Woodstock School of Art. My favorite theme for landscapes and seascapes were inspired while living at the Jersey Shore, the Catskill Mountains and the coastal areas of New England. During my travels out west to Arizona and the Navajo Nation, my interest in pottery was awakened.  Mastering the art of throwing clay was not an immediate success for me but I was captivated by the clay and stuck with it. I have been a potter now for over ten years and I find the rewards of throwing clay immeasurable. My encounter with alcohol ink also occurred while out west and I was immediately intrigued by this fluid art, the brilliance of the pigment and its versatility.  Unlike acrylic or watercolor painting, alcohol ink allows for a freedom of expression which I find unique and challenging. I have been practicing as an alcohol ink artist for the past six years and continue to discover new techniques and applications with this exciting medium.

Debra Snyder

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

Janet Rubinson

Janet Rubinson earned her BFA in painting from Florida Atlantic University and her MFA in Studio Arts from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art). She also studied fine art at Carnegie-Mellon University (pre-college), Penn State University, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She taught AP (advanced placement) drawing, art history, and 2D design as a secondary level art teacher with Broward County Public Schools for 17 years. She is now an adjunct professor, teaching figure drawing, at Palm Beach State College. Her artistic interests include the intersection of artistic practice with meditation, storytelling, healing and community, having studied and explored the potential for mindfulness in the arts, and in education, in a variety of contexts. She has traveled to India many times and draws inspiration for her artistic and her teaching practice from her experiences on those journeys, seeing the inner and outer journey as one. Her current project is writing and illustrating a book inspired by Advaita Vedanta for children and their parents.

Janet Rubinson

Janie Reisler

JANIE REISLER has been a Canadian ART EDUCATOR and DESIGNER for over 30 years. Now a permanent resident of South Florida, she is thrilled to bring her teaching methods and skills to the ARMORY ART CENTER. Janie has a B.A. HON in Art History and Architecture from McGILL UNIVERSITY, Montreal, a D.E.C in Graphic Design from DAWSON COLLEGE, Montreal, and has diplomas in Fashion Illustration and Marketing from LASALLE COLLEGE, also Montreal. She has taught classes and workshops anywhere from Classical Drawing, 3D Modern Sculpture, Basic Sketching Techniques, Decorative Painting, Mixed Media/ Street Art, Modern Art History and Art Portfolio Preparation as well. Currently she is focusing on teaching Mixed Media/Street Art and Recycle/Upcycle Art. She combines her sessions with the History of URBAN/STREET ART and the World of MURAL ARTISTS, which is so popular today, especially in South Florida. These techniques and methods are ‘so young at heart’ and ‘ON TREND’ in the current global ART SCENE. She looks forward to getting involved in our local art community and can’t wait to share her expertise.

Janie Reisler