Formerly from Maryland, now Northbrook, Illinois-based artist Josie Lim Cruz, is a seasoned art instructor, offering special classes for art enthusiasts of any age. She held workshops at the Jewish Community Center for Greater Washington for more than a decade, and at her studio. One-on-one sessions for children and adults can also be arranged upon request. Her students range from those who want to pursue art seriously as well as those who want to develop it as a hobby. Her classes are online; a one-on-one activity that focuses on all levels of artistic pursuit.
A special one-day session is offered for any student to learn to paint and take home one finished art piece.
Commissioned paintings are accepted on all subjects, which include murals, portraits, pets, houses, etc. , as well as paintings that need restoration.
The Artist's work has been viewed at select shows in the Midwest, U.S. East Coast cities and in several venues in the Philippines. She has had numerous one-person as well as group exhibits internationally. Her paintings are abstract expressionist works on large canvasses. (Lithographs of previously exhibited paintings are available upon request.) Josie Lim Cruz finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude, and took post graduate studies at the University of the Philippines. She has been actively painting for a number of years. Some of her students have mounted their one-person shows of which she was curator and she has served as juror for some musical and painting competitions. Various retirement homes have engaged her services as art teacher and piano performer