Aspire to Inspire
It’s often in the ordinary things of life that we discover extraordinary beauty.
My passion is to capture that beauty with watercolor and to teach you how to do it too.
Hi, I'm Jim.
I'm passionate about watercolors! I started painting many years ago and, probably like you, I was a good bit intimated by a difficult medium. My first painting was less than impressive! But I loved it so much that I took classes and taught myself how to paint and in just a little while saw progress. I loved painting so much that I quit my banking job and pursued watercolor painting and teaching full time. I've been teaching watercolor for almost 30 years. My students have been as young as elementary age to 90! Many of my students have become full time artists themselves and I love hearing about the impact their art is making in their world. I truly believe that watercolor is amazing and that I can teach anyone to paint.
Watercolor painting is fun! I teach classes in my Mansfield, TX studio every week. Although I'm internationally known and have won several awards and competitions with my paintings, being in the studio inspiring my students is my favorite thing to do. I love to experiment with new techniques and sharing those with them. Every year I take a group of students to Europe for an art workshop and we have an absolute blast painting Pleine Air.
My goal as an artist and a teacher is to equip you to paint - and not just what I paint, but to paint whatever YOU would like to, whether it is something you see or it's something you envision. I will teach you all the art theory and techniques you need to know to become a watercolor artist yourself. It's my greatest passion and privilege to pass on to you what I've learned and love so much - watercolor painting.
My Happy Students!
"Jim is a master teacher and artist! His lessons are easy to follow and inspires you to learn more. Anyone can paint with Jim’s practical teaching."
"Jim is very knowledgeable, talented, relatable and fun to work with. He gives personal attention and cares that you succeed . I highly recommend him as an art teacher."
"I absolutely love my experience with Gensheer’s Art Studio! Jim is such a patient teacher and has inspired me so much! I am more confident with watercolor and just love my classes with him! I highly recommend Gensheer’s Art Studio!"