“Settling on a composition for one of my room interior paintings is a progressive process. I pick and choose the most interesting and necessary elements from an array of photographs, often adding items from my imagination.
Light & Dark is a primary focus of my painting, with particular attention to brush stroke and gradation in the darkest areas. Through working from photographs with the aim of creating believable paintings, I strive to bring a quiet drama to everyday scenes.
My paintings are never intended to be “photographic”. In part, my aim is to make paintings where the content of the image is most compelling, and how the painting was made is secondary. In a sense, attempting to make the work exceed the medium, my goal is to be able to paint what I want to see." Nick Patten
http://fineartconnoisseur.com/2017/08/how-process-feeds-inspiration/ NEW ARTICLE ...AUG. 2017
This is a small list of some of the artists who have influenced me in one way or another. Most on the list are contemporaries, some are not. I will continue to add artist names and websites as they cross my path. There are some brilliant painters here....
Georgio Morandi https://www.artsy.net/artist/giorgio-morandi
alan magee http://www.alanmagee.com/mainmenu.html
Bernardo Torrens http://www.bernardotorrens.com/indexe.htm
daniel sprick http://www.danielsprick.com/
jeremy geddes http://www.jeremygeddesart.com/
Jeremy Lipking http://www.lipking.com/
Jeffery Larson http://jeffreytlarson.com/
rod penner http://www.rodpenner.com/
evan wilson http://www.evanwilson.net/
gerhardt richter https://www.gerhard-richter.com/en/
john mcdonald http://jmacdonald.com/
larry preston https://prestonfineart.net/
lindon frederick http://www.lindenfrederick.com/
matthew cornell http://matthewcornell.com/
mallory lake http://www.mallorylake.com/index.shtml
olga antanova http://www.olgaantonova.com/e/Welcome.html
richard thomas davis http://rtdavis.com/splash.html
scott prior http://scottpriorart.com/
steven skollar http://www.stevenskollar.com/paintingswebsite/Home.html