My love for oil painting began at a young age when I would sit and observe my mother painting. Consequently, I eventually developed a liking for the familiar smell of linseed oil and the buttery consistency of the paints.
In later years, it was while studying History of Art with The University of Oxford that I gathered my inspiration from many different sources. However, it was with respect to the Florentine and Northern Renaissance that I developed a particular fondness for the Classical Tradition and the techniques of The Old Masters. As a result, it seemed quite natural that I would endeavour to incorporate many of their techniques into my own practice.
Thankfully, this tradition has been lovingly preserved by the writings and teachings of those master painters who possess the authority of experience. In the course of study I discovered that there exists a wealth of knowledge on the art of traditional oil painting and I owe a great debt of thanks to the many volumes that have been published on the subject.