Russell was born and educated in England, he now resides in Australia. After many years of promising himself Russell finally became a full time artist in 2015. He finds inspiration for his work from our landscapes and the many natural wonders that they contain. Russell usually works with acrylic paints using palette knives. He is an environmentalist, he hopes that his landscape painting is a connection for people and reminds them of the importance of protecting and caring for the environment.
My Art?It is simply my interpretation, how i see things, how i see and feel colour. I work with acrylic paints, the addition of gels allows me to push and pull the paint around, to blend it and achieve that impasto style that is contained within so many of my pieces. Nature and our environment is the motivation behind my landscape painting. Our environment needs to be managed with great care, it is heart breaking to see the continual lack of respect shown by so many for something so important and beautiful. I hope my work provides a reminder of an environment in better times without human kinds woeful footprint. There are so many beautiful places to visit and paint. I have many favourite places. How do I start? Well it's simple. I have either photographic references from visits to particular places or perhaps supplied by a client. Painting for me is a form of meditation, I am transported to the subject that I am working on. I am reminded of the time, the feeling and in particular the realisation that although we are present for such a short time, individually and collectively we can make a critically positive impact on our environment. How would I like viewers of my artwork to respond? Positively of course, I would hope that their curiosity is aroused and that they are enticed by the different textures which hold they're attention as they find themselves in the heart of the work.