“I work in oils on canvas and panels, using color and position to convey contemporary composition combined with a classical painting technique. Each of my paintings features extreme attention to detail, especially the effect of light as it hits objects.
I prepare the surfaces I paint myself until they are just right. I build up a very smooth surface usually taking up to ten coats of gesso and sanding between each coat. Then I add a thin wash of burnt sienna so that I am not starting on a white surface. I use Photoshop to move elements of my subject around until I find something I like. After which I print out the image and use that as the main source of my reference material. I grid out the image and work from square to square building up the painting as I go.
I recognize the value of craft in my painting and continually work on my technique and style.”