I paint what interests me, and my interests are quite broad. Whether it is the classic
beauty of a meadow before a range of majestic mountains, or a simple, more mundane
scene that reminds me of a place I once saw, or even the sheer excitement of spacecraft
exploring exotic vistas that only the artistic scientist can imagine, both my emotions
and my imagination run wild and as my brush tries to keep up. Translating emotions
into paint is a tall order, but it is sheer magic when it happens. All I can do
is paint, and hope others can see what I feel in my images.
Most of my paintings are in traditional oils, fast-drying oils called alkyds, or
in acrylics. Virtually all of my photography is created with digital cameras as they
give me maximum creative control in producing a final print that truly represents
my vision. I generally like to strike a balance between tight realism and a loose,
impressionistic style that conveys my message with some degree of precision.
-- Bob Bickers