He was trained in a traditional academic setting but in recent years has combined his love for the outdoors with his art. Completing more than 100 plein air paintings a year, his work includes landscapes and figures and still life painted from life. The artist reveres Old Masters and their painting techniques. He works with his mentor to use Renaissance painting materials to produce the medium that they both use to give their oil paintings a distinctive luminescent quality. “It is most exciting attempting to capture on the spot,” says The artist, “The way the light falls on a beautiful scene or a fleeting aspect of nature.