ABOUT THE ARTIST
Colley Whisson is an internationally recognised artist born in 1966 and raised in the northern regions of Brisbane, Australia. He commenced oil painting at the age of 20. He held his first solo exhibition at the age of 24, and has since had numerous solo exhibitions and magazine articles, books and DVDS published. He has long believed, “It is not what you paint but how you paint it.”
He sees himself as a painter of light, aiming to paint with precision to convey the purest message possible and striving to capture spontaneous loose impressions each time he returns to his easel. He is at his happiest professionally when he is painting full of confidence using his brush like Zorro would wield his trusty sword, dashing in marvelous darks, highlights and rendering each painting with as much skill and accuracy as possible.
Whisson loves nothing more than the challenge of pushing himself to find new subjects to paint. He is happy to carry the tag as one of Australia’s finest young impressionist painters and he has a strong belief that he is not copying nature but giving expression to visual ideas. Whisson has art classes available through Tucson Art Academy Online at www.tucsonartacademyonline.com.
Contact at www.colleywhisson.com
STAGE 2 I will now start to look at some of the big shapes and start to consider these edges. I find for me it’s best to have my edges stronger as I can then soften them later.
It’s a little easier now to calculate the tension of my edges, especially in the background and at the top of the main building the edges are controlled by brushwork. STAGE 3