I have been interested in the visual arts from a very young age, but in 1995 I began studying the work of past masters of art such as.... Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Jules Lefebvre, France Halls and his
famous contemporary, Rembrandt. Those master artists had inspired me to take my own art seriously.
I especially became impressed with the realistic style of artist's from the renaissance period and have tried to maintain that approach throughout all my work including portraiture, landscapes, still life and wildlife subjects. It was also in 1995, that I began studying drawing techniques at the Paddington Art School in Sydney, Australia under the direction of past artist and teacher Stephen Westley Gorton, and it was there I came to understand the importance of tonal value in creating realism within my artwork.
I soon became interested in painting and began to develop that interest through oil painting classes at local art colleges. But my emphasis on detail and realism began while taking lessons with the late English artist and teacher, Alan James at his bushland studio on the top of Bowen Mountain in the Blue Mountain area of New South Wales, Australia. It was here that I learned how to study the subject matter well, and his teaching method can be seen in my detailed painting "Murray River Red Gums"
To view just a small sample of my drawings and painting, simply click on the Gallery tab at the bottom of this page. Although the originals are not for sale, you can purchase them as reproduction prints which are produced on high-quality canvas for the paintings and quality paper stock for the drawings.
Contact me if you would like a quote on any specific work as a reproduction for paintings or drawings.