Sarah Sedwick is an oil painter who makes her home in Eugene, Oregon. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1979, she began oil painting at age ten. In 2001, she earned a BFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art, with a focus on illustration and painting, and a minor degree in art history. Her work focuses mainly on still life and portraiture, painting from direct observation. Teaching is an integral part of her creative work. She teaches still life and portrait painting workshops around the country and internationally. She has been teaching at Oregon Art Supply for many years.
Terry Duffy studied studio art and art eduction in college and later went back to school to study graphic design. She worked as a designer for 32 years, while doing her own art on the side—trying out all kinds of different media along the way. About five years ago she made watercolor her primary medium, allowing her to work loosely with the ability to have complex layering in her paintings.
Terry has been teaching at Oregon Art Supply since 2012. She teaches drawing, colored pencil, and watercolor, offering both beginning classes and more advanced classes for each medium. Her first goal is to teach foundational skills to students so that they have the tools to feel successful and stay engaged. Secondly, and more importantly, she encourages them to find their way through the medium to develop their own style. She finds that creating a supportive environment is key, because it gives students the freedom to explore and to become confident about their artwork. "It’s exciting to see students develop skills and ways of expressing themselves that maybe they haven’t considered before."
Rebecca Mannheimer is co-owner of Oregon Art Supply. She moved to Eugene in 1997 and has been teaching on and off since she graduated with a BFA degree from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (P.N.C.A.) in Portland, OR. Rebecca currently maintains a studio in her home where she paints when she is not at the store. She has taught a variety of mediums from basic drawing, encaustic, still life painting, collage and abstract mixed media painting.Currently has been teaching online classes with zoom. In the last year Rebecca has exhibited her work at Maude Kerns, “Conversations” a group show of Eugene Women Artists, the Eugene Biennial and The Mayor’s Art Show. You can also find her work at Salem on the Edge Gallery in Salem Oregon. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook or visit her website at rebeccamannheimer.com