About our Art School

Daniel Raminfard | Founder & Teacher 

An award-winning oil painter known for his mastery of light, shape, and color, Daniel’s work is heavily influenced by his Persian roots and early 20th century Russian Realism. He began drawing and painting at an early age as a means of dealing with family tragedies.

Daniel established Raminfard School of Arts in 2000 with the mission of sharing the joy of creating art with as many people as possible. Daniel is currently co-authoring a book on his approach towards drawing and painting.

Visit Daniel’s Site: www.danielraminfard.com

Abigail Spector | Artist & Teacher 

Abigail is a contemporary realist from Los Angeles.  She received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.  Her personal artistic practice is influenced by her interest in wildlife and the environment.

Her work has been exhibited in the Provincetown Eco Art Festival in MA, Studio-C Gallery in DTLA, and Jewett Gallery in San Francisco.  Abigail enjoys teaching private art classes to both kids and adults, and seeing her students progress within their own art practice.

Visit Abigail’s Site at: https://www.abigailspector.com

 Amanda Mears | Artist & Teacher 

Amanda Mears is primarily a studio-based painter and printmaker but her creative process begins with going out into nature with a sketchbook and watercolors.

All her work is landscape-inspired and so in her outdoor painting classes she is always looking for places that embody that sense of an invitation that all great landscape paintings share.  They seem to be saying ‘imagine yourself here’ as they seduce the viewer into an imaginative relationship with a particular place.

Visit Amanda’s Website at: www.mysmallpaintings.com