My landscape paintings aim to have a sense of mystery and ambiguity. Painting atmosphere and emotion play a major part too, this is derived from life experiences, memories, and music. Often my oil paintings appear quite bold & simple from a distance but on closer inspection it becomes apparent there are far more complexities to my creative ideas, a comparison which can be paralleled to life.
The painting techniques I use also for these beautiful landscapes follow the same theme, layering up translucency of paint to create depth, then stripping back paint to expose the raw which are then worked back into again, producing interesting and complex results. My brush strokes are sometimes gentle and soft, other times fast and strong to create movement and this helps create such emotive pieces.
Ephemeral, warm powerful and evocative I create a sense of movement through color, light, and balance. I try not only to move the viewer with these beautiful paintings but to make a lasting impression.
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Slipping Through Memories
Facing The Elements
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