| Oil still-life & portraits
9 Brastow Avenue Barn
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Artist StatementThrough my paintings, I synthesize the long tradition of classical realist painting with the inspiration of the relatively new medium of photography. Drawing on the skills from my previous photography work I utilize the camera to create intimate “portraits” of my still-life subjects. The pre-painting photographic study offers a specific way of observing and capturing a subject. I then proceed to use classical painting techniques to take advantage of paint’s unique qualities of luminosity, texture and blending. My objective is to develop these paintings until they express an emotive experience unique to the subject and the medium of oil paint.