John Palmer Fine Art

John Palmer Fine Art

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Artist’s statement

I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember and am an entirely self taught artist working in the realist style.

Having experimented with a range of art mediums, I came to pastels around ten years ago and now work exclusively in them. My work is created using the finest quality soft pastel sticks made by Unison Colour of Northumberland U.K. and a range of quality pastel pencil brands which I use for fine detailing. My support ( art board ) of choice is a specialized product called Pastelmat manufactured by Clairefontaine.

Although I enjoy and appreciate most art forms, my earliest influences came from the Dutch masters and their ilk whose work still inspires me today.
Art and culture have always been strong interests for me along with the natural world which is a life held passion.

My aim is to represent the subjects I paint in a realistic and recognizable style whilst often using artistic licence to apply lots of colour, light and shade for dramatic effect and added interest for the viewer.

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