Juliette Aristides is author of 5 books on classical painting and drawing. She is a gifted, passionate, and intellectually stimulating artist who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art. She began her studies in 1988 under Myron Barnstone. After other studies, she spent two years of instruction at the National Academy in New York with Jacob Collins, where she received the Wilder Prize for Drawing and the Albert Hallgarten Traveling Scholarship. While also receiving instruction from Carlos Madrid, Juliette spent a year working with a small group of students at Jacob Collins' studio prior to becoming a founding member of the Water Street Studio in Brooklyn, New York.