Brian Simmons

I am essentially a self-taught artist. I really began painting in the late 80's. I painted only watercolours for about 15 years then tried oil paints. Today I use both oils and watercolours.
I am a landscape painter with a soft spot for trees. Landscape to me reflects so many things, sun, wind, warm, cold, stormy or still. A successful landscape painting needs to reflect its intent to the viewer. I believe it is usually better to paint outside or where you can view the scene. I like to do watercolour sketches on site then, if they have something in them, do something more in the studio.
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