Schuler School of Fine Art Instructors
DAVID BUCKLEY GOOD
David Buckley Good enjoys a growing reputation as both a fine artist and dynamic teacher of painting and drawing. His work is represented in private and public collections in the United States and Europe.
Born in Ohio in 1952 David is a graduate of Bowling Green State University(1975) and the Schuler School of Fine Arts (1998). In 1977 David received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation to study at the Art Student`s League of New York . David currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland where he teaches painting and drawing at the Schuler School of Fine Art and the Mitchell School of Fine Arts. He runs yearly workshops and is sought after as a painting demonstrator and speaker.
David began his career as a surrealist painter and gradually moved into the realm of traditional realism. His subjects currently range from European and American architectural landscapes to still life and the figure. In October 2001, Les Amis de la Grande Vigne invited David to paint in the medieval city of Dinan, France, as the city`s artist in residence. His time in Dinan was the subject of a feature article titled "The Road to Dinan" in American Artist Magazine (March 2003).
David was also featured in an American Artist Magazine article titled Baltimore Realists (June 1998) and the premiere Issue of American Artist Workshop Magazine (Winter 2005). His work has been exhibited in the Salon International (Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas) as well as Oil Painter`s of America national and regional exhibitions. He received the Liquitex Award at the 1999 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition (Scottsdale, Arizona). He is a member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painter`s Association (MAPAPA).
FREDERIC S BRIGGS
Frederic S. (Fritz) Briggs was born in the home of his grandfather, Hans Schuler Sr. He attended Frostburg State College, then graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA degree. After serving two years as an illustrator for the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he began teaching watercolor at the Schuler School.
In 1968, Briggs was elected to the coveted American Watercolor Society, and is an active member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society where he has twice been president. In 1973, he had the distinction of being elected to the Salmagundi Club in New York. Mr. Briggs taught at the historic Hampton Mansion and is also a member of the Charcoal Club of Maryland.
Mr. Briggs continues to teach at the Schuler School as well as other venues throughout the city of Baltimore. During the summer months, he conducts Watercolor Workshops, and takes students on working art tours throughout Europe.
FINE ARTIST, GRADUATE 19'
Nick Eisele was born and raised in Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies in Visualization at Texas A&M University. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland to study the techniques and methods of the European Old Masters at the Schuler School of Fine Arts. During his studies, Nick has become fascinated with the art of Still Life and Portraiture.
"Unusual pairings, compositions, and chiaroscuro techniques are the basis for my current work. My aim is to push the boundaries to create alluring and unique effects in each of my paintings. I believe that the use of light and shadow is the ultimate tool, allowing a story to unfold. My current work is relatively small; ranging from 5"x 7" to 16"x 20". I feel that this size invites a more intimate conversation with the viewer whom I hope to engage into a story subtly different from what they originally expected. While colorful, I look for a palette that is at once harmonious yet also able to invoke a certain mood.
Every composition comes from my interest in a single element. Whether it is an object, pattern, color, or texture. I design around this by selecting supporting objects to compliment the mood of the painting I foresee. Playing with the placement of objects to create tension, reflection or an interesting narrative reveals a world that I see, or one I imagine - interesting and complex, full of hidden facets waiting to be discovered. I strive for subtle movement and personality in my paintings."