Size: 48"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
The title, "Trail Boss", reinforces the western subject of a weathered cowhand. The final work has a quick expressionist feel but each stroke was very calculated. My brush, loaded with color, hovered over the painting while practicing the direction, the pressure and the release. When I felt confident, aimed like a rifle shot, I made the stroke. Each stroke follows the form as if the brush was rolling across a 3D sculpture. I'm very pleased with this technique and plan on exploring and pushing this style again. As it cured in my studio, I continued to examine each stroke. Fully cured now, this painting and style is ready for you to enjoy.
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.