D.W.C. That's Life - Painter John Silver

Sunday, June 23, 2013

He Say ;   Born 1959 in Macclesfield Cheshire. UK. I am a professional artist and am (thankfully) known worldwide for my Canine artwork. Though I also paint many other subjects such as figuratives, nudes, fantasy, equestrian and landscapes. I have over 100 limited edition prints published by the major publishers over the last 20 years or so and also many self published prints. 

I am self taught and I knew I wanted to be an artist by the age of five years old!  I have spent most of my life studying the techniques and knowledge of the Old Masters in great detail. Much of what they knew has been lost unfortunately, but with careful study and hard work, their 'secrets' can still be found. My major influences have been Rembrant, Da Vinci, Titian, Caravagio, Vermeer and many others. 

Most of my paintings are painted using these 500 year old techniques. Basically painting a "Grisaille", or monochromatic underpainting and then glazing the colours over the top. They are still the best and fastest techniques to use with oils! My work is in private collections all over the world, including those of many celebrities and British Royalty. I am also the only living artist to have work permanently hanging in the prestigious gallery of the Kennel Club in London, thus putting me forever in the history books!


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