Oil PaintingAbout Lela

Lela Harty has been teaching oil painting in San Diego since 1976. Her teaching career began in 1972 in Chicago after earning her BA at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Lela's background in art includes working in publishing and advertising, researching fine art teaching techniques in New York, London and Florence, paintings on commission, and participation in gallery shows in Chicago and San Diego. She also served as partner/director at Robson Gallery, and has held many shows for her students over the years.

Teaching those who love art and who have a strong desire to learn is her greatest pleasure, and she is proud of her many successful students around the globe.


"Having tried many art classes around the country in the past, I can say simply that Lela is the best I ever hoped to find." Daniel Lund