I have been studying with Gary Hernandez for about five months. During this time I have benefited immensely from his teaching, his wide-ranging knowledge of art history, art materials and techniques. He is always ready to share his insights generously and without reserve. He is one of the best teachers that I have had. I have made rapid progress as is obvious in this painting that is in its finishing stages. This is the second that I have done in Gary's class. It will need a lot of work yet before it is done but it would never have progressed to this level of finish as quickly as it did without Gary's help and guidance. I am very grateful to him and appreciate the knowledge and skill that I am acquiring in his classes. In addition to being an expert in his field his manner of teaching is always kind, supportive and patient. I should have crossed his path many years ago but better late than never.
Peter Berndt, M.D.