Size: 9"W x 12"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
With springtime, my wife always hangs baskets of flowers around our porch. This year I decided to try my hand at painting flowers. The flowers are the subject that interested me the most. I filled the canvas with her purple petunias against a background of greenery. It was a blast to paint such brilliant purple nested in green. When I told her I planned on selling the finished work, she made me promise to frame it and hang it in our bedroom if it didn't sell. I was very pleased it would be displayed and enjoyed either way.
Art and creativity has always been part of who I am, but I only really started to focus on painting full time at the age of 50, following a long and successful career in advertising. As an artist, I love working in many different styles and exploring a wide range of subject matters. The beauty of online galleries lies in their eclectic art collections, and without the pressure of brick and mortar galleries dictating what I paint, I am free to paint whatever inspires me. Painting for me is an experience of falling headlong into inspiration. An image I come across will stick in my head and refuse to leave until it finds its way onto the canvas. My work is visually diverse, and there are very few painting styles that don’t inspire me in someway or another. My paintings range from abstract and cubist, to impressionistic and realistic. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by quirky and retro TV shows to tell a story through my paintings. The lighting and cinematography of these shows inspire me to paint dramatic moments in time, and I create unique, intriguing characters that are open to interpretation.