As an advanced amateur artist, I have yet to develop a single technique or style.
I enjoy the actual art of painting and experimenting with different materials. I probably spend more time thinking about a work than the actual painting process.
Because health issues limiting my use of steps and stairs, I have been forced to stop using oils (my favorite medium). Not many people enjoy a house filled with turpentine and linseed oil. The upside to this is the fast drying time of acrylics allowing almost immediate changes and corrections – a big plus for an impatient person like myself.
I try to paint every day and/or read something in art history. I am very interested in the roll of art in any society. Has art lost the ability to “move” people, have we lost the ability to be “moved” by art, or both.
For the past 3 years through reading, exhibits and by viewing his works in museums I have immersed myself in the life of Vincent van Gogh. My goal is to develop a program correcting the myths and misconceptions surrounding Vincent’s life.