ROS PSAKIS - Award Winning Artist and Tutor Artist Profile
My paintingsare usually completed in one sitting. I work very quickly and like to finish in one go without losing my 'momentum'. So many different subjects appeal to me. Landscapes, figures, still life, animals, flowers etc. Everything is paintable if the light is right. It is the light that either catches or loses my attention. If the light on a subject is right, then that object becomes magic and worthy of painting.
I paint in an impressionist style but do not distort Nature. I see no reason to.
Nature has all the answers, and cannot be improved or altered.
Being a painter, I believe, is one of the most joyous professions in the world. As painters, we are drawn to the effects of Nature, moved almost to tears by her magic. We have the lifelong obsession ahead of us to capture some small part of that magic on canvas.
Often we produce a poor substitute, but the joy is in the trying.
COMMISSION ME TO PAINT YOUR CHILDREN
Capture those treasured memories on canvas forever.
An original painting is a focal point in any room and will become a family heirloom.
Your favourite photograph could have the right ingredients to make a great painting but if not, I can advise you on some easy tricks to take exciting shots that are more suitable. You can post me a copy of your photo or email it.
I use good quality oil paints and canvas. The painting would be done on loose canvas and sent out in a cylinder. This can then be framed at your own leisure and in your own choice of framing. Or, if you live in my area and would prefer it on a stretch canvas you can arrange to pick it up from me.
I have been painting my own children for many years and am now onto their children. What a fabulous pastime.
Now I am receiving commissions to paint other people's children. Some from overseas. And I'm loving the challenge.
In a painting it is the stance, the character or attitude of children that I so adore capturing. These are the distinguishing features of a little person that a painting must depict to make the child recognisable.
Contact me. I will be very happy to answer any questions on the phone, email or fax.
AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING OF YOUR CHILDREN... SO MUCH MORE THAN A PHOTOGRAPH.
Prices start at $500 for 18inches x 15inches (46cm x 39cm).