"I seek to express not what is said, but what is thought and done, by means of poetic visualizations of time, experience and adventure".
Raymond Paul Moats
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My artistic inspiration is in DaVinci's engineering ability and insight.
The majestic, studied excellence of Ferris, Winslow Homer, N.C. Wyeth and
Remington are great examples to note. Art, design and structural engineering are
my core interests from my youngest of days. It is what I always have done.
I also admire the late author, Ayn Rand, for her literary prowess and powerful
insights about creativity. One of her best comments is, we do what we create
by a "right, morale premise."
I paint Aviation, the history, technology, man and machine. My art can be
called a realist impressionistic style that draws on technical imagination, color
perception, the energy and dynamics of flight. Yet my work is not limited to
aviation subjects alone. I also illustrate critters, landscapes, scenes of needed
things, maritime art and I am a photographer. Wood work, furniture design
and re-purposing found wood objects is one of my first loves.
I relish the challenge illustrating the abstract concept to create visual realities
with my favorite art medium, oils on canvas or panel. At times, I might also do
some pen and ink with watercolor.
Always an objectivist, my passion for the Great Spiritual Truths so eloquently
drafted into the United States Declaration of Independence and its Constitution
are the heart and core of my work, "Life...
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