In the Gallery

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In the Gallery“Painting the Beauty of Light Around Us” 
The artwork of Joe Schum

May-June 2017

About Joe Schum:

Mr Schum has been interested in art since an early age. However, his formal training is in chemistry, holding a BS from Centre College and an MS from the University of Kentucky. Employed by IBM and Lexmark International for 30 years he gained practical experience in printer ink and toner formulation and manufacturing. This industry uses pigment and coating technologies, both of which figure prominently in visual arts. Upon retirement in 2008, he renewed his interest in art, focusing on oil painting and leveraging his chemical experience to explore properties and special effects.

Currently, he is in his fourth year teaching oil painting for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI). He teaches two classes: one for beginners in which students finish a painting in each two hour session, and an advanced class which focuses on specific topics.

He currently lives in Richmond, KY, and maintains a studio in Lexington where he teaches private lessons.