After using Paint Shop pro for several years, in 2005 I discovered Corel® Painter™, and an instant love affair was born.  I taught people  how to use Painter for several years, at LVS Online, and I continue to teach now at the Digital Art Academy. With this blog, I hope to reach an audience which is even wider than the one I find in my classroom, and also to help users with information about my favorite program. 

My journey began several years ago, with Corel® Painter™ 8. After taking several online classes to learn how to use the program, I was privileged to be invited as a Beta tester for Corel® Painter™ X, and subsequent versions, Corel® Painter™ 11, Corel® Painter™ 12, and Corel® Painter X3, and currently a member of the Corel® Painter Advisory Board

I have yet to find any program which does a better job of emulating real art media. I hope this blog will generate even more enthusiasm for those who are just beginning to use this wonderful new medium of digital painting.