Russell Black

Russell Black was born in Northridge, CA, and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. After attending UCLA and a brief tour of duty in the USAF, Russell was employed by General Telephone of Southern California where, in 1984, he was the drafting project leader for GTE's involvement in the summer Olympic games. After leaving the phone company in 1990, Russell opened up his own creative design firm specializing in product design and his clients included Nike, Reebok, McDonalds, and many individual entrepreneurs. At this time he also taught college accredited courses in art and design at the Learning Tree University in both Thousand Oaks and Reseda, CA. Russell moved north to the East Bay area of San Francisco in 1996, and taught art for the city of Pleasanton for six years. Now residing in southern Utah, Russell is currently semi-retired, teaching various art courses in both drawing and painting for Dixie State College in St. George, UT., and he has his own art and watercolor studio in Dammeron Valley where he offers drawing and watercolor classes by appointment.

Images ©2008 Russell Black, an Aquarellist Guest Artist