An insight into Traditional Oil Painting... My Way!

I have only been using oil paint for just over 4 years... when I began my internship with James Gillick. I'm sure many artists would agree that the thought of using oils is rather daunting, and the idea of having to wait days for the paint to dry is less than appealing. However, this is far from the truth and my love for the medium has continued to grow over the years.

An oil painting can speak a thousand words, but unfortunately for the artist it doesn't tell you the amount of time and effort that you have gone to... and that's even before any paint had touched the surface!

I make all my own panels, which involves hours of preparation and hard work. At times I wonder if it's all worth it, as most people wouldn't even notice, however this gives me a unique position whereby I can cr