Welcome to Digital Art Academy Community

Dream, Create, Inspire

About Me

I am a Corel Elite Painter Master, Certified Painter Instructor, and a long-standing member of the Corel Painter Advisory Board.

I was once like you, I painted traditionally but became curious about digital painting, and I had to start somewhere. I discovered Corel Painter twenty years ago and have since enjoyed creating digital images. I believe traditional art principles can be applied digitally to produce artwork that defies distinction. With patience, perseverance, and practice, you too can learn to paint digitally! Let's get started!

With my traditional art background and state-of-the-art skills, I have been able to bridge two worlds and teach students how to apply traditional painting techniques to the digital canvas working with Painter. I believe everyone can draw and paint, but they need to learn how to progress. I saw that need within the digital art community, and I founded the Digital Art Academy in 2007 to help students achieve their artistic goals.

Why You Should Join

This community is devoted to digital painting, utilizing Corel Painter and Rebelle as its primary focus. This site is for students enrolled in our classes at the Digital Art Academy and digital painting enthusiasts.
Here are a few of the advantages of belonging to this wonderfully unique community.


1. Continued support from two Elite Painter Masters, Karen Bonaker and Skip Allen.

2. Exposure! Our community is regularly monitored by Corel and Rebelle marketing and user experience administrators, giving you the opportunity to have your work seen in a wider context. 

3. Focus on the topics that are most important to you. Our online courses and community topics provide bonus tools and information for rapid learning and provide you with only the knowledge you require.

4. Enjoy and cultivate relationships with your digital art colleagues.

5. Be the first to know about recent updates, features, and classes revolving around your favorite painting program!

Digital Art Academy

Digital Art Academy (DAA) has trained thousands of students over the years, and we believe you can learn and grow. We stand for innovation, adaptability, appreciation, and humility when working with each other.

Our educators are Certified Painter Educators and Painter Master Elites. We are open and honest, and we are here to assist you in getting started and succeeding on your digital art adventure!

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