Original oil paintings completed in the studio. These works are generally larger, and are completed using a combination of 16th century and contemporary techniques.
These are often a development of a Plein Air piece which remains the source of inspiration throughout.
I spend time planning the composition and colour harmonies before embarking on the fnial peice.
A peice of board is then cut to size and meticulously prepared using archival techniques borrowed from Boroque painters such as Rubens. These methods combine a favourable working surface - one that I prefer considerably over that of canvas - with a proven archival quality. (Rubens paintings, made over 400 years ago, posses the freshness of a newly painted work)
An optical grissaile, or underpainting, is worked up in multiple layers before applying the final colour layers to finish.
All artwork is sold unframed unless specified. Shipping to the UK is currently included in the pricing. Your order will be dealt with by professional packing and shipping firms.