A work of art featuring vibrant colors and an image by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Derek Russel. Measures 40x29.5 inches. This premium canvas art print ships stretched on a wooden frame, gallery wrapped and is ready to hang upon receipt.
I offer you my warm and inviting painting style. It is the result of a gradual evolution over the past three decades, beginning with my lengthy study of van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, Rothko and others. During the last decade, my style has become unique in all the world, playing off my strength as a colorist, my passion for light and movement, and the balance and linearity of my brushwork. I hand paint each color on the canvas myself. Each brush stroke applied one at a time with confidence. I capture the feeling like no other artist. I call it 'the energy of life.' I paint what I feel and consider myself to be an expressionist who paints my emotions, my passions, and my world. It is not so much what I paint, but how I paint it. With a working knowledge of color application and balance, I begin with an observation of the design and composition, the negative and positive shapes, then apply my colors with a sensitive hand. I utilize textures to help create a mood, and a variety of strokes, including impasto to emote strong emotion. By varying the direction of brushstrokes, I am able to add character, movement, energy, and life to the painting.