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Eugene Vandal

Eugene in San Marino, Italy

For as long as I can remember I have always been drawn to the natural world, walking through the bush or climbing the hills in and around my hometown. It was during those times that I felt an inherent force compelling me to draw or paint what I saw.

I want to capture the realism of the natural world in all its beauty, painting only what initially stirred my artistic senses within a scene. By using my own photographs, they allow me to paint just what is important using my computer as a tool to crop or enhance some of my photos.

A acrylic paints are all I use, because of their quick drying nature. They allow me to work non-stop, applying layer after layer of paint, building and enhancing areas within the painting. They also allow me to quickly correct areas that I don't feel are working to my satisfaction.