I use a variety of techniques and styles of composition to achieve the desired results and normally build fine layers of paint until I have accomplished my objectives. I create representational work that is photo-derived but with as many changes that reflect what I want to present to the viewer. Along the way, I have studied and been influenced by Coleville and Bateman and some of the great Russian landscape artists Shishkin and Levitan. My approach of creating very detailed, photorealistic work gives me the satisfaction of crafting something unique. With few exceptions, I have stood on the sites of my paintings and felt the warmth of the sun or the coolness of the deep shade. I endeavour to enable you to feel the same things from my paintings ......... I just use smaller brushes to get there.
"I create wilderness art that invites you to experience the same thoughts and feelings that prompt me to paint. I would like you to wonder what's around the bend in a path or over the next hill. I paint using acrylics on canvas and wood to capture the photorealistic truth of what I see. "