My artwork style can be described as realism with a heavy dose of imagination.
My favorite subject matter are animals and the natural habitats they live in. I will paint most anything that I am requested to paint, though.
My favorite medium is acrylic paint, graphite and charcoal pencils.
My process has evolved by using more complimentary colors beside each other. I love the contrast this brings to a painting. I have also learned that an animal with a messy hairdo (or “furdo”) can be more interesting than a perfect beauty salon look.
My mother always encouraged me to create art as a little boy. I only drew with pencils until about 38 years of age, when I started painting.
I love Victor Gabriel Gilbert’s paintings. One of my favorite paintings is Jehan-Georges Vibert’s “Gulliver and The Lilliputions.” His use of perspective is nearly perfect. Thomas Cole’s “The Course of Empire: The Consumation of Empire” is a good example of using reflections to create depth. As for wildlife art, I admire Carl Rungius and Carl Brenders.