"I was trained to become an Illustrator and did Illustration work for over 25 years. That experience gave me the discipline and skills to do a wide variety of subjects and in different mediums. Because of that I have been honored to be a "Designated Master" with both the American impressionist Society and the Oil Painters of America.
I consider myself a "Traditional/Impressionist" and have worked hard to strive to keep my standards up and make a good work of art.
As I tell my students.."an accomplished painting has an interesting and beautiful arrangement of shapes and colors".
That is what I strive to do, regardless of subject matter; to make a decent "work of Art".
I also have always loved to travel and am fascinated by different peoples and their cultures along with all of the beautiful and interesting landscapes that are part of this wonderful world that we live in. I feel very fortunate that I get to do what I really love to do."
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He has been designated as a “Master Artist” with
Oil Painters of America
The American Impressionist Society
International Plein Air Painters
He is a graduate of the prestigious Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles where as still a student he also taught drawing classes.
Participation in major invitational shows in the country
"Artist's of America Show"
"Great American Artist's Show"
“National Academy of Western Art" "Oil Painters of America"
"Laguna Plein Air Show"
"Pastel Society of America" "The Autry Western Masters Show",
"The Northwest Rendezvous Show" and the annual
"Plein Air Painters of America Exhibition
Ned has had three exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle
and has shown in some of the Finest Galleries in the country, has won numerous awards and is included in many private fine art collections.
He is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America,
American Impressionist Society
Plein Air Painters of America
California Art Club
Northwest Pastel Society,
Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists
Northwest Rendezvous Group
Pacific Rim Institute of Marine Artists
Plein Air Washington Artists
He continues to challenge himself to grow artistically. Ned is asked to jury Regional and National Art Shows and he loves to teach and share his many years of knowledge and experience by teaching classes and workshops, regionally, nationally and internationally.”
Ned has been teaching for over 60 years and has over 70 years of painting experience, knowledge and some wisdom to bring to his instruction !
In person and online due to the Covoid 19 and they are usually listed on his website: www.nedmueller.com
They are on four days for three hours each day..usually from 10 am to 1 pm:
"Value and Color Studies": Wednesdays, September 9,16,23,30, 10 am to 1pm. $225.
"Portrait Drawing" Wednesdays, October 3,10,17,24. 10 am to 1 pm. $225.
"Figurescapes-Making a Painting work": Saturdays, October 28 to November 4,11,18. 10 am to 1 pm, $285
The best deal that I have is a private Facebook Group called "Artist Buddies" where I have numerous, video demos, presentations, critiques and other great things for just a minimum fee of $10 and $30.
It already has one year of presentation on it and is a really great deal. You can drop out at anytime.
I also have Videos for sale through the Tucson Art Academy Online:
Different packaged videos on
You can access more information on the Menu Bar of my website for more information: www.nedmueller.com
I also have a monthly newsletter...well at least most months and you can join that for free at my website
Facebook presence: Ned Mueller and Instagram: nedmueller06