I first discovered Misty in our FREE Artist Community on Facebook! It was shortly after Ruth's death, she shared the incredible painting! I was completely blown away and knew that she could be an asset to our teaching team if at all interested. Low and behold, not only did I discover that Misty had some amazing artistic skills, but I also learned that she was an incredible teacher! Her videos are also top notch! She agreed to teach a course for us several years ago, and has since created two more, PORTRAITS IN GOUACHE being her latest! Just like the other courses she teaches, this one does not disappoint!


Misty Segura-Bowers is an award winning fine artist and portrait painter known for capturing the beauty and spirit of her subjects in oil and watercolor. Her masterful portraits are recognized for their stunning likeness and luscious blend of abstraction and realism.

Her career began when, as a student at the Academy of Art University, she was hired to create visual effects for Hollywood films. Years spent creating art for the big screen contributed to her cinematic use of light and color, aptitude for realism, and the emotionally captivating quality seen in her work. Misty constantly pushes the boundaries of watercolor and oil with themes exploring the human experience and the interconnection between people, animals and nature. She has been featured in publications including American Art Collector, The Artist’s Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, and Best of Watercolor presented by Artist’s Magazine.

Misty works and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area along with her husband, daughter, and fur child.

Blog with Misty New 1st

What you will learn in Misty's upcoming course, PORTRAITS IN GOUACHE, are techniques that she is currently using to create.  Under Misty's expert guidance, you'll create a portrait using both gouache and acrylic gouache, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the techniques required for stunning, textured gouache portraits.  Elevate your gouache proficiency by experimenting with texture, blending, glazing, lifting, impasto, and other advanced techniques. Misty, renowned for her award-winning portraits characterized by emotive depth and captivating color usage, generously shares her gouache secrets and tips in this class. Don't miss out on this opportunity to join the course and unlock the secrets to creating mesmerizing, textural gouache portrait paintings.

Blog with Misty 2nd

Class opens February 14th!  We hope to see you join the class and learn more about Misty and her gouache portraits!  Early Bird pricing is available through January 30th!


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