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Russ Parkhurst

Freelance Portrait Painter, Caricature Artist, & More


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Portrait Painting
Caricature Art
Poem Writing
About Me:
I've been a freelance commercial artist for over thirty years but until recently most of my time went to looking after my disabled younger brother. He died. Now I'm trying to pick up the pieces of my life and the best way to do that is keep working, as they say if it's art it's therapy.

I hold three college degrees in art, an Associate Degree in Commercial Art, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a Masters in Art Education, the latter two degrees achieved at Drake University where I worked closely with renowned artist Jules Kirschenbaum. I also served a professional apprenticeship under portrait painter and international adventurer Dimitar Krustev. I've also taught art publicly and privately.

My specialty is the human face and form. I've done everything from airbrushed...
Clive, Iowa, United States