Joining the military gave Ernest Varner an opportunity to pursue his passion for painting and drawing wherever his career took him. He took great pleasure in making his classrooms the galleries and museums throughout the world.When he could not find teachers, he would purchase videos and books on the “old masters” and well known contemporary artist. He would compare what they taught to works by the masters in museums throughout the world from the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., to the Louvre in Paris, France.
Varner is currently an art instructor at a local university and teaches portrait drawing and painting class at three art establishments throughout greater Atlanta. Varner was once quoted as saying, “We are at out best when we are being creative. It is at this point when we are most like our Creator.”