Asheville Workshop Schedule


Special & trees

Make it Real!  Studio Workshops Here in Asheville     

Learn more about these special techniques in oils

  • Studio Composition
  • Nature’s Texture
  • Painting Atmosphere
  • Expedition to Cold Mountain
  • Color, Paint & Pigments

Join me for one or a series of weekend painting workshops in my studio or on location. These are affordable and convenient classes here in Asheville beginning in March.

Summer workshop studentView the schedule and descriptions with information on how to sign-up. These are small classes for 6 to 8 people and are in my studio. Easels are available. You can bring your lunch (we have a limited kitchen, coffee, microwave) or take time to visit local area restaurant.  One class will be a special expedition to paint Cold Mountain.

Please contact me if you have questions or need more information.



Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC


Along with Ben Long and other faculty members of the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, I will be  exhibiting work in their fundraising event sponsored by the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. Pass this along to friends in Charleston.

Luce et Colore

Feb 10-12, 2012

Opening: Friday night

Noon – 7pm Saturday

Noon – 5pm Sunday Sunday

FALC faculty work will be displayed at the home – studio of Jill Hooper, a guest teacher at FALC here in Asheville. The artists will all donate a percentage of sales to benefit  the  Gibbes Museum of Art’s fund-raising campaign.

Artists along with Jill Hooper will  include: Ben Long, John Dempsey, Roger Nelson, Michael Smith, Rebecca King, JP Sullivan, Nick Raynolds and Christopher Holt.  I will have three pieces on exhibit.

Jill Hooper’s  studio is located at 13 Broadstreet, Charelston, SC:  2nd floor, between Oak Restaurant and East Bay Street.

Late Winter? Early Spring…


John Mac Kah Copyright 2002


Cold Mountain, Spring was completed in the winter of 2004 and finished just as the trees began to bud out. Some species take on a peculiar red-brown tone in certain light.  Later as leaves emerge, they gray and turn green. Maples are particularly vibrant, deep red and take on this color early as they produce blooms.  Some trees’ are actually as colorful at this time of year as in fall, but its subtle and the season short,  more ephemeral. It is very hard to capture in paint, by the time you notice and get started, the effect is gone.

Available as an archival reproduction, 20 x 30″ on canvas or paper. The original is in a private collection.