July Open Studios
Painting, like all art forms, is about communication between a creator and an audience. The communication must be simple and uncomplicated. In my painting, I try to express nature the way I see it, honestly and sincerely. I favour a classical, painterly style. Inspired by Rembrandt, Manet, Fantin-Latour and others, I emulate established classical techniques to produce the desired effect -- solidity, atmosphere, mystery....Having painted mostly landscapes and still-life for several years, I am now focusing on portraits. But whatever the subject, my ultimate goal is the same -- finding and creating beauty. It is exhilarating to see everyday objects and the human form transformed into things of quiet beauty that occur at a particular moment and under certain lighting conditions. I am now taking commissions for protraits.