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Meet the Team


Paul Holtz

Founder and CEO of Class on Demand, Paul Holtz is a 20+ year accomplished producer of award-winning training productions for leading video technology, and an Online Education Training Partner to Corel, Pinnacle and Avid. Paul is dedicated to sharing his expertise covering wide-ranging technology topics including Audio and Video production, IT, Sales, Marketing and Engineering for professional and consumer video enthusiasts all over the world.

With a focus on a creative vision for media users, Paul launched Studio Backlot, a...

Skip Allen Painter Master

Skip Allen has been working in Corel Painter since June of 2008, but has used Corel products since the inception of CorelDRAW. A potter for nearly 3 decades, Skip has been involved with the arts professionally for 55 years. Currently he is allegedly retired, but he teaches for the Digital Art Academy and keeps a pretty active blog, Skip Allen Paints. Named a Corel Master Painter in 2012, Skip says, “Corel Painter has enhanced my life and given me...

Karen Sperling Content Contributor

Karen Sperling wrote the very first Corel Painter manual when the program debuted in 1991. She subsequently went on to write the manuals for the next several versions of Painter, in addition to writing several published Painter books, including her bestselling Painting for Photographers. Karen has taught and demonstrated Painter for over 20 years in major venues including Disney Animation, the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and WPPI national conventions.

Learn more about Karen and her work at the following...

Karen Bonaker Content Contributor

From the time Karen was very young, she enjoyed painting on whatever she could get her hands on and that included the walls of her house! She discovered the software program "Corel Painter" fifteen years ago and has since then has enjoyed creating artwork using a tablet and stylus. The same principles can be applied to painting digitally as in traditional media painting. The technique of "painting with digital light" enables her to have command of skills that are...

Jeremy Sutton Painter Master

JEREMY SUTTON is an internationally recognized Corel Painter Master who has used Painter for over twenty three years, since it's first version. He is the author of numerous books, videos and DVDs on Painter, including the acclaimed Painter Creativity: Digital Artist's Handbook series of books. He is the founder of PaintboxTV.com, the online digital art training web site, and is a long time Painter Beta Team and Corel Painter Advisory Council member. A former Oxford University trained Physicist who...

Jane Conner-ziser Content Contributor

Jane Conner-ziser is a pro photographer, artist, retoucher, painter, author, expert in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw, Corel Painter and a host of third party software and plugins, including NIK Software, Graphic Authority, xRite and Wacom. Jane specializes in fine art portraiture, photo retouching, portrait arts and fine art image manipulation. She has over 30 years of working and teaching experience in the professional photography and retouching industry.

Helen Yancy Content Contributor

An internationally recognized artist, author and Corel® Painter™ instructor, Helen Yancy has shared her style and techniques across America and in Canada, Asia and Europe. Her DVD Tutorials have launched many a career, motivating and inspiring artists and photographers to pursue their passion and expand their horizons with a different kind of brush, incorporating the amazing brushes and tools of digital painting software. After selling her first painting at the age of 12, she began working in a photographic...

Heather Michelle Painter Master

Heather Michelle is an artist and Corel Painter Master. She was born with a paintbrush in hand. From early on she would paint anything with any medium she could find. Walls were never a solid color but covered with anything, from murals depicting Da Vinci-esque life-sized washes, to portraits on ceilings.

In 2003, Heather discovered Corel Painter and was hooked for life. Fusing her two passions, photography and painting, she created HeatherThePainter.com offering wholesale digital artwork to photographers worldwide. She...

Greg Banning Painter Master

Greg Banning is a well-established illustrator based in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Over the past twenty years his work has been seen on many diverse projects. Some of which include the new Brawny Man for Brawny Paper Towels, the cover of Maclean's Magazine, a coin design for the Royal Canadian Mint, and several children’s books, most recently “Go Ahead and Dream” for HarperCollins.

His nostalgic, realistic style is sought out by major clients in Canada, the USA and the UK.

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