About The Artist

About Andrew Deiser

At the age of ten, I took my first painting lesson and have been drawing and painting ever since. Pursuing my love of languages and travel, I majored in Spanish during my undergraduate degree and completed my junior year abroad in Madrid, Spain. A year later, I went back to southern Spain where I taught English as a second language. Upon returning to the U.S., I earned an MA and PhD in Hispanic literature from Indiana University, and while studying for my doctorate, I was an exchange student at the Universitat Central in Barcelona where I learned to speak Catalan and fell in love with the Mediterranean city. In 2003, I accepted a job as a Spanish professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where I would teach for nineteen years.

I took my first plein air painting workshop with German artist Guido Frick and was hooked on painting outdoors. In 2018, I was invited to be the artist in residence at the Indiana Dunes National Park, and four years later, I stepped down from my position as chair of the Department of World Languages to pursue a full-time career in fine art.

I currently paint and teach out of my studio in the historic St. Joseph Center in North Little Rock. To continually hone my skills, I paint from real life several times a week and have received mentoring from local artist Arden Boyce and taken workshops from nationally known artists, such as Brian Mark Taylor, Trey McCarley, Lori Putnam, and Anne Blair Brown.

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