Our technical team is here to help you with your art materials questions. They are comprised of working artists, college art professors and a former Liquitex product manager who are all passionate about art and the materials used to create it.

    Marla Morrison
    Marla Morrison is an artist living and working in Allen, TX. She received her B.F.A in drawing from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in 1993, and her M.F.A. in painting from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA in 1997. Her work, primarily acrylic and mixed media, draws inspiration from nature and color play. Upon graduation, she taught drawing at both Texas State University and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. In 1999, she began working with Liquitex in the Fine Art Collective education program. As part of the program, she visits universities and colleges in the North Texas and South Oklahoma regions to give art materials workshops. Additionally in 1999, she joined the Technical Support Team. Her duties include fielding questions via phone and email on all things to do with Liquitex materials. When not doing something art related, she can be found spending time with her husband and three young children.
    Herman Reich
    Herman Reich More than thirty years’ experience with Liquitex Artist Materials in the US and worldwide, initiating and participating in new product development, product testing and working with the Liquitex laboratory and manufacturing to meet the needs of active artists. Authored a large part of The Acrylic Book and past technique sheets. Participated in the renewal and expansion of the Artist Outreach Program and used the program to do acrylic technique demonstrations and learning seminars in leading art schools and artist gatherings all over the world. Semi-retired, Herman continues to actively participate in local art associations, helping artists with the proper use of acrylics in their wide variety of accepted and creative techniques.
    Amy Faris
    Amy Faris is an artist who lives and works in central New Jersey. She received her MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Her work explores the sensory, primitive memory of childhood in order to shape a personal history of imagery in which individual objects are reassigned as talismans or totems. Amy has worked within the Artist Outreach program at Liquitex Acrylics for over fifteen years, and in this capacity, has presented workshops and technical demonstrations on the use of acrylic paint and mediums at art schools and universities in the New York/New Jersey area, including: RISD, Cooper Union, Pratt, School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, FIT, Hunter College, Princeton University, Queens College, the National Academy of Design, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston University, the Art Students League and University of the Arts. In addition to her work with Liquitex, Amy is an adjunct professor in the visual arts departments of Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ and Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
    Jimmy Leslie
    Jimmy Leslie has always been an artist, drawing on walls in his childhood bedroom and desks at school before finally getting his act together graduating with an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. After 15 years as a college art professor he left the academic world behind (sort of) and became the Resident Artist and Technical Services Director for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex artist materials. Jimmy directs the brands Fine Art Collective education program as well as managing the technical support team that provides art materials assistance and advice to artists.


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