'RUSS IS A BRITISH REALIST PAINTER WHO LOVES CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF THE MOMENT.'
I work out of my studio in a quiet rural village in Lincolnshire near the east coast of England. Truly inspired by the day-to-day, the change of light and seasons, the stunning skies, peaceful countryside, flat fens, rolling hills, waterways, bracing coastline, and exploring the rich and turbulent history.
My life goal was always to be an artist. My passion was representational and impressionist art at a time when art degree curriculums were biased more toward abstract work. Finding myself at a crossroads, I instead turned a different corner to pursue illustration and design as my way forward.
However, artists never retire from art; real passion never wholly leaves the soul. The reactions and emotions evoked by pictures painted as gifts for my daughters reignited my love and connection with art again. From that moment, I’ve been inspired, examining, drawing, challenging, and redefining myself. Working hard to create a personal vision and artistic voice and, more recently, enjoying the challenges of figurative art and painting directly from life and in the great outdoors ‘En plein air.’
I'm a representational artist whose artistic style combines classical and modern sensibilities and the principles of the Realist and Impressionism art movements. Through my art, I'm interested in capturing the play of light and seizing a moment's spirit, atmosphere, truth, and beauty.
Working skilfully and intuitively, I enjoy combining draughtsmanship with painterly precision to interpret and explore many genres, from the landscape, the natural world, everyday life, the historical and nostalgic, to objects of the mechanised age and spirit of our time.
Using a straightforward narrative, composition and limited colour palette, I emphasise textures and subtle elements, which help convey my impression of reality. This mindset and meticulous attention to detail, aided by a keen eye and a sure hand, make each of my art pieces unique.
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Have you ever considered having an original painting or drawing created for your home or office or as a gift for someone special?
Do you have an idea or desire to own an art piece created exclusively for you, or to commemorate an event, an anniversary, a birthday, a prestigious presentation, bring the past back to life, or celebrate a cherished memory?
It’s easier than you think. Let me help bring your vision to reality. Feel free to contact me to discuss your ideas and options.
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