POPPY FIELD NEAR WISSANT BY RICHARD J OLIVER
Born in Pontypridd, Wales in 1975. Holds an honorary degree in Fine Art from the University Of West of England and undertaking a Masters in Fine Art UWIC Wales.
Currently Paints and resides in Los Angeles CA.
"My landscapes are created in oil. I find great inspiration in subtle light and simple scenes. For me, painting in the open air is where I respond to the environment that surrounds me, where I observe and absorb information, where I immerse myself in the complex beauty of the natural world. Being enveloped by nature gives me an opportunity to develop my subtle senses and unfold the beauty layer by layer. It is the ultimate practice of being present. To be human is also to be subject to an environment which we have no control over. To learn to surrender gives me a healthy sense of place in the world and a measure of humility. I believe it is only through humility that Nature will reveal herself. Oil is such a luscious medium. Oil painting is so visceral and to use the medium of oil to sculpt light and shadow fascinates me. I strive to capture the beauty of the moment, depth of the atmosphere, and the notes of colour and light with an energetic spontaneity and a childlike wonder."