I began oil painting in 1967. The paintings shown here in the art gallery were almost all painted by me within a span of ten years between 1972 – 1982. This was a very productive period in my life as far as oil painting goes. I had just left art school feeling very unfulfilled in a creative sense and I wanted to let loose and follow my inner vision and explore my own imagination at the time. I also wanted to paint images that meant something to me on a personal level and not just what some teacher instructed me to do and so I did just that for the next ten years. Around 1974 I met a man named Peter Ledeboer of Big O posters U.K. Who was publishing big colorful posters from the artists Roger Dean, Rodney Matthews, Mati Klarwein, Martin Sharp and many others. Peter really liked what I was doing and asked if he could publish my work as posters too. The result from those early efforts and following into my Big O poster years are pretty much what you see here. Many of these paintings were published by Big O as posters and post cards and then later on many were reproduced by others as jigsaw puzzles, greeting cards, calendars, book covers and prints which they still are to this day. Since that time in my life I have remained very creative but lesser so now in oil painting. I still paint a mural now and then or the occasional consignment but mostly I work on digital imagery now. I hope you enjoy these paintings and they bring inspiration, wonder, beauty, peace and happiness into your life...That's why I created them!
Full size framed posters and prints of my paintings can be found at several online locations among them are blackravenposters.com, scorpioposters.com, posterservice.com and also at
posterlounge.com or by contacting me at my email: email@example.com
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