I am self taught. I have been doing representational work for 60 years. Somewhere I heard the term "lovingly rendered". That is what I do. I lovingly render scenes, objects, and people, in my life. I fully intend to depict the details correctly, but somehow the end result is always different from my reference. Light is a huge factor in my work. Obviously without light we wouldn't be able to see anything. Light is everything in my paintings. I think it's fair to say that my work speaks for itself, and indeed, speaks for me. My paintings are my language.