Russel Whitten studied art at Maine College of Art, Heartwood College of Art and the Art Students League of New York. He is a member and showing artist with the Ogunquit Arts Association/ Barn Gallery and the Kymara Gallery. His painting experience includes scenic artistry in theater painting at The Ogunquit Playhouse, Good Theater in Portland Maine and Prescott Park, Portsmouth NH.
"...Many powerful forces have forged Russel into the serious artist he has become and I am honored that he feels my input has contributed in his development. Under my mentorship, at the Art Studentís League of New York, I sensed his becoming a genuine conduit for artistic expression. Russel is highly motivated, ambitious and articulate. He has the tremendous ability to understand, convey and carry out varied concepts in his work. Curiosity and courage are hallmarks of Russelís character and he continues to gain admiration through his work among his peers... " - Larry Poons