Mr. Ernst polished his painting skills through studying with accomplished artists including Sidney Goldman, Peter Paone, and Bo Bartlett. Drew was also a pupil of the accomplished artist and poet Martin J. Garhart.
This serious painter embraces the traditional techniques of painting. His high level of skill is obvious upon viewing his body of work.
Drew is currently painting full time and lives with his girlfriend Amy and his dog Pocket.
A. "In high school I knew.They let me leave at noon so I could go home and work independently on my art. I had self motivation art isn't something that someone else can make you good at,so I guess that was just something that was built into my head."
Q. On average, how long does it take you create one painting?
Q. Do you have any 'studio rituals'? As in, do you listen to certain types of music while working? What helps to get you in the mood for working?
Q. Do you have a degree or do you plan to attend school for art? If so, how did it help you as an artist? What can you tell us about the art department that you attended?
Q. Why did you choose the medium(s) that you use?
Q.Where can we see more of your art?
Q. Are you represented by a gallery? Do you have any upcoming exhibits?
A. "Zenith gallery in D.C. I have a show there right now thru January"
Q. In one sentence... why do you create art?
Q. Does religion, faith, or the lack thereof play a part in your art?
Q. Is there anything else you would like to say about your art or the 'art world'?