Painting has had an uneasy relationship with photography ever since its invention in the 19th century. Artists have had to come to grips with photography's precise, yet mechanical ability to render the three-dimensional reality that we view everyday.
Furthermore, photography can stop action and give us a picture of the world that our own eyes are incapable of.
However, painting has a beauty of its own that is unrivaled through the centuries. There is no mechanical way to create the marvelous effect of a painting rendered by a gifted artist.
The challenge is for painting and photography work together, instead of rivaling each other, to create art that is new and possesing a unique beauty unattainable by either method alone.
The paintings on this website represents a solution to that challenge. They possess the unmatched quality of oil painting while utilizing the photographic eye to its fullest.