Phosphorescent Paintings Art

When we view my paintings in a darkened room, several elements come into play. The strontium aluminate pigment in my paint collects light and stores the light while at the same time releasing the light from within the paint. When traditional work is viewed in daylight, the light is reflected from the paint to the viewer. When viewed in the dark my paintings emit light directly from the paint to the viewer’s eyes. When we observe one of my phosphorescent paintings in the dark, our pupils dilate to collect more light so that the paintings become even brighter. In a darkened environment, we also lose our peripheral vision so we cannot help being drawn to even the faintest of light and colour. Consequently, the very strong light source emitted by one of these paintings is a magnet to the eye. I have found these phosphorescent paintings glow intently, depending on how much light they receive before viewing, for one to eight hours.

Due to the use of the best quality acrylic paints available and because the strontium aluminate has no shelf life once sealed into the paint, I feel that these phosphorescent paintings will last and endure for many hundreds of years. My method of painting is far from traditional. However, it is of the utmost importance to me that my phosphorescent paintings retain a traditional look and feel, and that they fulfill my thoughts and inspirations. I am committed to a life of art and I know that if I immerse myself into each painting with heart and soul others will feel it and they will be my audience. My style of painting reflects my passion for the outdoors, particularly the early morning and late day sun. It seems to me that most people have an affinity for our wilderness areas and feel they are much more than a cold lonely places. They are quiet places with the Northern Lights guarding our last open frontier, free from noise or uproar. They are also places with crystal clean air that at times have little or no motion or activity. They are places that I love to paint.