I am an urban landscape painter. I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Illustration. As I developed as an artist I would paint many different subject matters but it was'nt till I discovered the work of Richard Estes that I became dedicated to the urban landscape. His work has motivated me so much that since then I have spent 100's of hours trying to master my own technique of achieving a photorealistic quality to my paintings. The urban landscape is one of the most beautiful subjects to be explored artistcally. I college I shot 100's of pictures of dowtown Chicago. It amazed me how unique my photos looked by only giving you a small window into the entire environment. Inspired by this I selected several of my most interesting compositions and captured them with a brush. These paintings are my attempt at illustrating the charm and beauty that exists in the urban landscape.
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