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Portrait Painting
with Seth Haverkamp

We're excited to welcome Seth back to DaVinci Studios. We had rave reviews from his 2023 workshop. Join us this October for more!

Seth Haverkamp is an internationally acclaimed portrait artist and 2019 recipient of the Draper Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of America International Competition. He has also won the People's Choice and Best of Show awards at previous Portrait Society competitions among many others. Seth Haverkamp graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carson Newman College and has studied with internationally-known artist Nelson Shanks at Studio Incamminiati and also renowned artist Robert Liberace.

In this 4-day workshop, Seth will provide a unique learning opportunity by painting from live models during the morning sessions and painting from reference photos during the afternoon. He will share his techniques for painting from live vs a photo reference. This workshop will use two models and a variety of reference photos.

Date & Time

Oct 21-24, 2024 ​

9:30am to 4:30pm


Sugar Land Art Center

104 Industrial Blvd.

Sugar Land, TX 77478


$825 (includes model fees)

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Seth Haverkamp

Learn more about Seth below !


More about Seth

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Mars Rising, 48" X 60", Oil on Board
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Essie's Headress, 48" X 36", Oil on Board

Known for his unique still lifes and portraits, Haverkamp derives his primary inspiration from beauty -- color, form, and the drama of light and dark. Along with interesting and unique still-life paintings Seth has done many commissioned portraits, but his chief subject and love is his children. They always take him to new heights of creativity and beauty.

For his portrait "Mars Rising" (attached), Seth received the Draper Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of America International Competition. For his portrait “Essie’s Headress” (see attached), Haverkamp won People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition. Other honors include a Certificate of Excellence in the 2011 Portrait Society Competition, a Best in Show award at the 2008 Portrait Society Competition, and multiple finalist awards in the Art Renewal Center’s International Competition in the portraits category.


Seth’s work has been highlighted in a number of publications including American Artist, International Artist magazine, and the online magazine Artists on Art. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions across the United States.


Seth regularly holds workshops throughout the United States. He also opens his home-based studio for classes and demos once weekly.  


Seth has four children (who are often the subjects of his paintings).

He is represented by the Bender Gallery in Asheville NC.

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