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My goal as an artist is to produce work that appeals to the widest possible audience. I want to connect with every viewer of my paintings without regard for their level of interest in the visual arts.

I classify my painting style as naturalistic representational oil painting. In many instances, I push the color key and contrast of values as far as possible without going beyond the realm of believability.

The operating compositional concept behind all of my paintings is to lead the viewer to the focal point by employing the following elements:  

  • Directional shapes in the underlying abstract design
  • Use of a single light source to direct the eye's movement
  • Through the composition
  • Intense color in the focal point area

It is not coincidental that these are some of the elements of the Dutch style of Chiaroscuro painting of centuries past. The drama and mystery created by small areas of intense light set against vast darkness is the essence of the Dutch style. Utilizing these tools perfected long ago by the Dutch, is the source of impact power in my still-life paintings.

The materials and techniques I use are time-tested for durability and longevity. I strictly adhere to the "fat over lean" principle of paint buildup during the several stages of the painting process.

A certain degree of creativity is exercised in each aspect of the overall process from conception to completion. A small but striking glimpse of beauty, that is intense and believable, is what I seek to etch in the viewer's mind.

"I try to create a world most people would enjoy and identify with. No matter where people live or what our environment, we look at tiny still life all the time. We see arrangements of objects in our own world... What I really like to capture is some element of passion, something that is missing in our everyday life...a glimpse of beauty that is intense, believable, and sticks in your mind." Malcolm Bryan

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