Classic realism has the advantage of portraying reality that is translated by the artist’s “eye” – (seeing reality and painting what is seen) – in interesting ways. Vermeer, Carravaggio, Van Gogh are my teachers. My style of painting does not include minute details but I strive to show my impression. My inner artistic “eye” applies an emotional and spiritual undertone to tell a story. My eyes see the reality, my Spirit translates, and my hands do the work. Worst thing for me to do is interfere with this translation, to alternate or push the story. Artwork took a back seat while raising 3 sons and yet I painted in oil or pastels when I could. My earliest Pastel is dated 1968.
This website aims to provide you with a superior visual experience; paintings, stories, a blog or two, a teaching video, but above all an experience for you! To ask questions to the artist, discover more or inquire about our location, next paintings, next attendance in shows or galleries, please feel free to send me an email at email@example.com.
For example look at my painting of Steven Moore (O5), an Army veteran (Dusters 1/44) who commanded an Army Armor unit in Viet Nam. (Oil on canvas, 32 x 42, 2008). Steve has written a book recounting his memories and help heal other veterans with PTSD. He is leading by example and I am proud to be called by him a “brother.” Notice how he comforted a fallen hero’s parents – a personal visit not a piece of paper… a Duster (tank carrying heavy guns) in the background, and in foreground he is checking the dogtags of a brother before zipping the bag to send him home.
If you know of anyone who is a Veteran suffering from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome or other injuries please contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or link:http://www.ndqsa.com. You are NOT ALONE!!