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Stephen Simmons
Melbourne - Australia
Oil Painting - Landscapes

became serious with my painting in 1993. As a self taught painter I spent many hours in the library researching "How to Paint" techniques from established artists and teachers. When I paint I am at peace with myself and the world around me, like a fisherman watching the end of his rod for movement, I immerse myself in my work, oblivious to anything else around me.

I have learnt to paint in many different mediums such as, charcoal, water based paints, and acrylics. I love to paint with oils now and I'm alwys looking for something new to paint. Light plays a big role in many of my paintings, I'm fascinated by he light and shadows.

A painting takes me somewhere between 3 to 5weeks to complete. I usualy start with a number of pencil drawings before I touch the canvas. Since I mainly paint with oils now I start by laying down a rough sketch in acrylics, then I build on this with several layers of oils. It is time consuming, but It's the only way...
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