My oils are typically small plein air sketches painted on location. They are painted quickly, directly, using a wide variety of strokes giving the final piece a highly textured finish. These paintings are then varnished and framed in quality arts & crafts frames.
I'm inspired by the Dutch masters Rembrandt, Vermeer, Rein Portvliet, American painters like Edgar Payne, Maynard Dixon, Edward Hopper, Frederick Mulhaupt, and of course the Canadian Group of Seven including Tom Thompson and Emily Carr.
Living painters that I admire for their brushwork, values and draftmanship include Richard Schmid, Jeremy Lipking, Daniel Keys, Matt Smith, Clyde Aspevig, George Strickland, T. Allen Lawson, Simon Addyman, Michael Workman, Derek Penix, Carolyn Anderson.
Painters and designers I admire for their strong sense of design include Eric Bowman, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Tim Horn, Michael Schwab.