"Yes you are right Jan van Eyck in 1410 was the first artist to use oil paint although as the process is so gradual then this is often disputed. However, when I referred to Leonardo da Vinci “really discovered and innovated the full glory of…"
"It was Leonardo da Vinci who really discovered and innovated the full glory of oil paint with his burred or soft edges. The slow drying of this medium allows this technique. It makes images look more convincing which may sound like a cop-out but has…"
I trained in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art, London, (UCL) in the Sixties. I produce large oil paintings and drawings. I produced a series of eight paintings dealing with my mental breakdown. I continued painting from my imagination with a more general theme. I have exhibited in Oxford and London. I am a member of the Society of Art of Imagination. I organise shows for AIMS, a group of artists, whose members are suffering or have suffered mental health problems.
Dare to Wear Oil on canvas 8ft.+5ft. 6ins. 245cm+154cm.