The Coal Miners
Having been recognized as a resilient and vibrant artist, I am inspired by the warmth of nature that surrounds me. As a creator of nature on canvas, panel, or whatever the surface is, it takes discipline, will power, courage and determination to represent nature in its true form, pure! I am inspired by some of the greatest painters who have ever lived. I favor impressionism, Modern Art and Cubism because it’s a true representation of nature. Inherently, I have been a painter from creation, and as I grew older I realized that when you are chosen for a specific purpose you hold the key to your destiny.
My process is a very simple one, which I believe leads to a great end result. After careful observation of the motif, weather for time of day, weather or season, and most of all the narrative within. I then sketch directly with paint onto the canvas, panel, board or wall depending on the surface. As I proceed, I paint what I see within the light key which transforms the object to life.
Currently, my overall body of work is represented in a total of 16 series; The Coal Miner, Cuban Experience, Modern Art meets Cubism, Trench Town Rock Experience, A Look at DC, Water Lilies at Giverny and Weeping Willows, just to name a few. These are mainly from life experience throughout my travels as I capture nature and people.
Errol W. McKinson,CEA