Paintings by award-winning international fine artist, painting instructor and exhibition juror Anthony Whiting

​Whiting Studios

  New Painting Classes in March

Welcome to Anthony Whiting's website!​

Anthony leading a painting workshop at the Art Center Cooperative at The Landing, Jacksonville, FL.

Current works

Current exhibitions in which Anthony's                           paintings are included:

​​​​     The Plantation Artists Guild at the Omni Hotel

    Art Guild and Gallery in Amelia Island.


​​​​​Anthony is a prize-winning professional artist, painting instructor and art exhibition juror who has worked internationally as an architect in the past but in recent years has devoted himself entirely to painting, teaching and art exhibitions.  Inspiration for his painting comes from nature in all its forms -- floral, birds, animal, aquatic life and geological formations.  One of Anthony's favorite quotes:  "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."  - Frank Lloyd Wright​​​

Anthony was the proud recipient of the brAIDS ARTreach 2006 First Prize award for his painting “Lilly Pond Treasure” In Jacksonville, FL and was the signature artist the following year. He also received the Best of Show 2013 Award at the Art-On-The-Green Show in 2013.   We invite you to visit numerous images of Anthony's artwork under the "Portfolio" tab.​​​  Many of his paintings have been in one-man and group exhibitions in England and the East coast of the US.

To learn about Anthony's upcoming exhibition openings and/or painting classes and workshops please provide your email address.  We promise not to sell, or make known your email address to anybody.  You may cancel your listing with us at any time.​​  If you have specific questions or comments, please contact us using the form on the Ordering page.

​    ​​​​Painting Instruction by Anthony


NEWS RELEASE:     The company Expertise, LLC in Seattle, WA  announced that having examined 178 painting and drawing teachers in Jacksonville, FL , they selected Anthony's company, Whiting Studios, to be among the top 9 painting and drawing teachers in this city.  Expertise, LLC specializes in helping connect people with experts in their community by

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Anthony is especially well qualified to teach painting in view of 40 years' experience teaching beginner and intermediate level students in 
London, England while working there as an architect and later in Connecticut where as a professional artist he taught painting classes.  Anthony's extensive teaching experience just in the Jacksonville area includes:

  •    Adult education classes at Fletcher High School
  •    The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
  •    A private art gallery
  •    Several major art stores
  •    Artists Guild of Orange Park
  •    The University of North Florida OLLI program
  •    Presentations for The Plantation Artists Guild in Amelia Island
  •    The Art Center Cooperative in Jacksonville
  •    A workshop at the Island Art Association in Fernandina Beach
  •    Cypress Village


The next scheduled painting course this year by Anthony is for

both beginner and intermediate level students, 3 hours per class on

six Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, March 24, 31 and April 7, 14,

21, 28.  The course will be held in the classroom at the new

Hobby Lobby store conveniently located at 4972 Town Center Pkwy,

Jacksonville, FL 32246.

The course consists of: demonstrations with acrylic paints, best brush

strokes to use, mixing paints, new painting techniques, simplified color

theory, choosing succesful and impactful color schemes, producing

textures in paintings, achieving good composition, the importance of establishing a successful center of interest, one-on-one coaching

and informational handouts. Drawing skills not required. Bring photos

you would like as reference for painting exercises or use photos provided

in class.  

Prohibited during classes: producing masterpieces!  Classes are for 

learning, learning, learning.  But -- students are encouraged to produce

masterpieces after classes to be reviewed in a subsequent class or,

at any time after the course ends -- yes, even months after.

The instruction fee for the course is $195.   Materials and paints are at students’ expense.  A list of materials and paint colors can be found

on this website by scrolling down on the “CLASSES” tab above.  Paints

that a student may already have that are similar to those listed are fine. 

 A registration fee of $50 is required to secure your place in the course

and can be paid conveniently by credit card on this Whiting Studios

website on the "CLASSES" page or by cash or check mailed to Anthony

at 2238 Twin Pines Circle West, Jacksonville, FL 32246.  Fees for the course itself can be paid by cash or check at first class, less the

registration fee.  Class size is limited so please register early. 


"Colors Above and Beyond", acrylic, 18" x 18".

One of the devices available to artists for enhancing the

resulting painting is the principle of contrast. In this painting, I've contrasted a busy portion of the image

with a quiet portion of the image -- as opposed to,

for example, having the painting be busy all over.

That works well to make this painting more impactful

than it would be otherwise!