Liberal Classical Fine Art

In the Studio - Oil

In the Studio 
40 x 30    Oil on Linen
Private collection

The canvas is an empty space. It is the task of the artist to fill that void with light and form and atmosphere, with wisdom and challenge, with thunderous noise and breathtaking silence, with the glory of heaven and the horrors of hell, and with all the infinite variety and nuance of the human condition. The goal is to create works of art that are able to reach out of the canvas and touch the viewer, to move them in a profound way.



Robert Carsten's article about my work, Alive with Paint, in the October 2013 issue of the Artist's magazine can be purchased or downloaded at the North Light Shop


Visit my blog Dammi I Colori


Information about the Torak Landscape Class


Watch a video of me painting a still life


Read my essays in Linea:

The Rediscovered Velázquez

On My Bookshelf 

Painting What You See


My remarks at Frank Mason's memorial service

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