Arts Instructor – Painting
Jeremy Dubow began studying art as a child in Manhattan on the nights when his mother couldn’t find a babysitter and had to take him to her evening painting classes. He spent most of his childhood copying comic books, and his adolescence pursuing illustration at LaGuardia High School for Music and Art. After graduation he moved to Los Angeles and soon found himself working in animation.
In his early twenties he began to cultivate a relationship with the present, and this awakening sparked a creative shift from imaginative work to working from life. During this shift he wrote and illustrated Margaret, a children’s picture book about living in the moment, and at the same time developed a love for figure drawing at San Francisco City College.
In 2004 he came upon the first annual alumni exhibition of the Florence Academy of Art. This was his introduction to the present day academic art movement. He began honing his draftsmanship based on academic principles of accuracy in observation, and eventually studied painting at the Florence Academy of Art. The methods he learned there proved invaluable to his creative process and they continue to challenge his honesty, integrity and commitment to excellence within his work. He hopes to cultivate a larger interest in and greater appreciation of contemporary realist art in Portland.
Jeremy lives in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife, Emily. He teaches portrait painting at The Stables. Jeremy is pleased to accept portrait commissions.