Jonny Scull-7Jonny Scull is a rare type of painter. Though he went to art school, he also worked as a freelance artist for several years while saving up for the second leg of his journey – an intense period of study in the classroom and museums of Florence, Italy. If you want to learn the traditional methods taught in the birthplace of the Renaissance, don’t worry, you don’t have to travel all the way to Europe. Jonny is passing on his knowledge right here in Huntsville. His ongoing classes focus on a methodical approach to creating an image, stressing the importance of drawing and the understanding of value and form before moving on to more advanced painting techniques.

If you’re interested in classes, commissioned portraits, or amazing academic paintings, drop by and meet Jonny in Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment’s North Wing, Studio 2028.

I am a traditional realist in Huntsville, AL. Primarily a portrait artist, I also enjoy painting the figure and still life.

I have wanted to create powerful realist art for as long as I can remember. After graduating from Hussian School of Art as an illustration major in 1996, I worked in various fields of art while trying to teach myself the appropriate techniques. Realizing this was not producing the level of skill I desired, I moved to Florence, Italy, with my wife and infant son to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the historic wealth of the city and study at the world-renowned Angel Academy of Art. There, I was able to improve my skills in creating representational art by the same types of academic methods taught at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts at the end of the 19th century.

While in Europe, I also spent time studying great masterpieces in the Vatican museums, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the galleries at the Pitti Palace, and the Uffizi, along with numerous smaller museums. Whenever possible, I intend to continue to travel to the world’s great museums to learn all I can from what has been successfully done, so that I might better succeed at creating something new.
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