The Faculty at the Schuler School of Fine Arts

Francesca S. Guerin


HeadFrancesca Schuler Guerin, the daughter of Hans Carl and Ann Didusch Schuler, grew up in the house and studio built by her grandfather, Hans Schuler. Although surrounded by paintings and sculpture from five generations of artists, Francesca concentrated her talents as a concert singer and gave performances in the United States and Germany.

However, Francesca never lost interest in helping her father to run the Schuler School of Fine Arts. In 1990, when Hans became ill, Francesca took over the directorship of the school. Since then, she has returned to sculpture and teaches as well as taking private commissions.

Frederic S. Briggs


Spring LSFrederic S. (Fritz) Briggs was born in the home of his grandfather, Hans Schuler Sr. He attended Frostburg State College, then graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA degree. After serving two years as an illustrator for the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he began teaching watercolor at the Schuler School.

In 1968, Briggs was elected to the coveted American Watercolor Society, and is an active member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society where he has twice been president. In 1973, he had the distinction of being elected to the Salmagundi Club in New York. Mr. Briggs taught at the historic Hampton Mansion and is also a member of the Charcoal Club of Maryland.

Mr. Briggs continues to teach at the Schuler School as well as other venues throughout the city of Baltimore. During the summer months, he conducts Watercolor Workshops, and takes students on working art tours throughout Europe.

Andrew Schuler Guerin


Still LifeAndrew Schuler Guerin is the grandson of Ann and Hans Schuler, founders of the Schuler School. After attending college for three years as a computer science major, Andrew realized his desire to study art and entered the Schuler School full time. At the same time, he was chosen to assist and train under renowned painter Will Wilson. Since graduating from the Schuler School in 1999, Andrew continues to play an important role in the school teaching drawing and painting. Andrew’s work was included in the traveling show “Baltimore Realists”, and one of his paintings was featured in The American Artist article about the exhibition. His works, including portrait commissions, are in many private collections.

Hans Paul Guerin

Young Artists Program

Still LifeThe unpolished small brushstrokes of Hans Guerin's bold exaggerations of life are presented in an array of genre including still-life, figure, animal subject, and pure landscape. Mr. Guerin's eclectic portfolio relates his keen observations of his reality into artwork. To implement into his drawings and paintings, Hans creates an array of hand-crafted materials including his substrates, ground pigment, and medium.

Hans Guerin's hard work has rewarded him with his acceptance into and awards from some of the most exclusive international and domestic exhibitions. Images and text featuring Mr. Guerin's artwork have been included in many major Books and Magazines. Outside of the juried exhibitions, original Guerin oils can be found at the Prestigious Marine Arts Gallery in Marblehead, MA, Dog and Horse Fine Art and Portraiture in Charleston, SC, and the gallery of the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, MD.

While born into a family that made him among the sixth consecutive generation of artists, Mr. Guerin did very little art until after earning his Bachelor's degree from Salisbury University in 2000. He then injected his lust for knowledge and perseverance into his family's Atelier, the Schuler School of Fine Arts. There, Hans was taught a multi-disciplinary approach requiring him to learn the interconnectivity of the various fine art media and learned to fashion the most suitable materials in their execution from scratch. Currently, Hans Guerin acts as a teacher and Assistant director at the Schuler School. As an artist and instructor of acclaim, Hans exudes the qualities taught to him and extends them with experiments in artistic expression and technique.

Beth Ann de Loiselle

Young Artists Program

Still LifeBeth de Loiselle's oil paintings strike the eye from across the room with her signature bright colors and unique stylization. Her work will typically depict floral still-life or animal subjects but her scope of ability is boundless. As an animal portraitist Beth's keen observations capture that particular expression, compassion and familiarity to its owner. Her soft nuanced brush strokes exude the delicate characteristics of her radiant floral bouquets.

Beth's artwork can be found throughout the United States and in countries such as France and England. She is regularly accepted into and has won awards from the world's premium exhibitions and contests and has been lauded in magazines such as International Artist Magazine and the Artist Magazine. Mrs. de Loiselle is represented by Dog and Horse Gallery in Charleston, SC, Marine Arts Gallery in Marblehead, MA, and at the Gallery of the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, MD.

Beth's unique technique stemmed from the fundamentals of the old masters taught to her at the Schuler School of Fine Arts. After learning to be a complete artist through multiple genre and media, Beth specialized in oils and scratchboard drawings. Since her graduation in 2005, Beth remains with the Schuler School of Fine Arts as an instructor. There and through other venues, Beth conducts workshops in Animal art, Floral oil painting, scratchboard, and the art of miniature.

John L. Pattillo


FeetMr. Pattillo holds a Bachelor's degree from Princeton and Master's Degree from Roosevelt University. Upon Graduation from the Schuler School in 2000, John was asked to instruct artistic anatomy. He brought to the course his teaching experience, thorough knowledge, and refreshing humor. In addition to teaching anatomy, Mr. Pattillo maintains a dance studio in Baltimore.

Carol Lee Thompson


VaseCarol Lee Thompson is a Classical Realist trained in the methods of the Old Masters. She is a full-time professional artist residing in her native Maryland but travels extensively to paint and further her education as an artist. Carol Lee paints a wide range of subject matter including figurative, landscape, equine and Western themes.

Carol Lee is featured in galleries throughout the country. Her work is part of many corporate and private collections including the Butler Institute of Art and the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland. Her art hangs in Baltimore's City Hall, The Fort McHenry National Shrine, the U.S. State Department, and the Star Pass Resort in Arizona. Carol Lee's exhibits include: The C.M. Russell Museum Show, The Western Masters, The Scottsdale Salon at Legacy Gallery, Gilcrease and the Albuquerque Museums Miniature Shows, The International Salon at Greenhouse Gallery, and John Pence Gallery's Still Life Shows. She has been awarded First Place in the Oil Painters of America (OPA) On-Line Showcase (Signature) and a Regional OPA Award of Excellence. She has won First Place/Animals in the Artist Magazine Competition as well as finalist five times. She received awards for Best Sporting Art and the Action Award with The American Academy of Equine Art, the Cheyenne Frontier Days Show, and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Carol won a Fredrix Spirit of America Award, Best Painting by a Maryland Artist in Easton Plein Air and the Award of Excellence in the NOAPS On-Line Showcase. She has received 13 awards in international miniature competitions. In the past three prestigious Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salons, Carol has been a finalist seven times and received an Honorable Mention.

She is a Signature Member of the OPA and has elevated to Associate Member of The American Academy of Equine Art. She is also a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. Carol is published in Best of America Oil Artists II, Fresh Flowers: The Best of Flower Painting ,Art of the American West and The Top 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid Atlantic. She has been featured in many magazine articles.

She is a graduate of Towson State University, holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is a graduate of the Schuler School of Fine Arts, where she still teaches part-time. It is important to note that her traditional atelier training allows her to work with the materials and techniques of the Old Masters. She prepares her surfaces with lead and glue, grinds her own pigments, and paints with Maroger medium. In addition to her full-time art career, she teaches and holds workshops.

David Buckley Good


Street SceneBorn in Ohio in 1952 David is a graduate of Bowling Green State University(1975) and the Schuler School of Fine Arts (1998). In 1977 David received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation to study at the Art Student`s League of New York . David currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland where he teaches painting and drawing at the Schuler School of Fine Art and the Mitchell School of Fine Arts. He runs yearly workshops and is sought after as a painting demonstrator and speaker.

David began his career as a surrealist painter and gradually moved into the realm of traditional realism. His subjects currently range from European and American architectural landscapes to still life and the figure. In October 2001, Les Amis de la Grande Vigne invited David to paint in the medieval city of Dinan, France, as the city`s artist in residence. His time in Dinan was the subject of a feature article titled "The Road to Dinan" in American Artist Magazine (March 2003).

David was also featured in an American Artist Magazine article titled Baltimore Realists (June 1998) and the premiere Issue of American Artist Workshop Magazine (Winter 2005). His work has been exhibited in the Salon International (Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas) as well as Oil Painter`s of America national and regional exhibitions. He received the Liquitex Award at the 1999 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition (Scottsdale, Arizona). He is a member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore and Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painter`s Association (MAPAPA).



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