Narrative: It is not unusual when viewing my paintings that viewers find objects or imagery – ‘there’s a swan’, ‘that looks like a waterfall’. I look deep into natural forms and structures and endeavor to reveal the essence of things, resulting in form that can be interpreted and re-interpreted by a viewer’s personal experiences.
Where the artwork can reveal multiple or many images within, in my titles, I also find I use hidden meanings. In ‘Like Earth’, I felt a genuine sense of ‘drawing’ on many of earth’s finest offerings like waterfalls, cloudscapes, and animals, creating a piece that was not only in the likeness of earth, but also a depiction of how much I truly do ‘like’ planet Earth.
Overall Dimensions: Width 48” × Height 40”
Format: Single Panel
Oil paint on stretched canvas created using only the finest quality materials
The Paint: ‘Old Holland Classic Oil Colours’ oil paint for the richest, most vibrant color
The Oil: ‘Chelsea Classical Studio’ Clarified Pale Cold Pressed Walnut Oil. This natural, pale, professional-quality walnut oil will not darken, and provides brighter and richer tones and hues in oil colors. This magnificent oil was mentioned many times as a favored painting medium in the writings of Leonardo DaVinci!
The Canvas: #10 double-filled Army Duck canvas, selected for its smooth, uniform surface and durability