Stylized Paintings

I have an array of styles for making images that I turn to every now and then. It’s the result of my graphic design/illustrator past. Advances in photography including the advent of color photography around the 30s and 40s brought an end to The Golden Age of Illustration, which spanned from the 1880s to a few years after World War II. Illustrators were pushed to compete with photographers for providing the images used in magazines, books, newspapers and advertising. This resulted in a new breed of illustrators who were more inventive, employing innovative, and sometimes daring techniques, to create works with greater originality. They were no longer necessarily creating verbatim imagery. If I had remained an illustrator, and not a painter, I would probably be working in the styles of the collection of pictures in this section.