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This Pacific Northwest painter is following in the traditions of artists around the world who find inspiration for their work in their immediate surroundings. Of his art, he says “As a northwest native and outdoor enthusiast it’s not surprising that I gain so much inspiration from this diverse beauty of mountains, desert and ocean.”
“My painting approach is fundamentally representational. The reality of the scene is readily apparent, followed by a fracturing of shape and color…I enjoy using the oil medium for field painting during assorted road trips and hikes. Outdoor painting encourages more impressionistic and suggestive qualities – due to constantly changing conditions of light and shadow.
I often use the oils and direct observations made on these trips for larger studio work. The controlled home studio environment allows me to create a richer and more personal view, typically in acrylic on board or canvas and on a larger scale.