Study in Black and Red by John Wheeler. A simple, soulful study in John's focused, primitive style. The original, painted in Acrylic on paper, then heavily worked, reworked and distressed, exudes the patina and feel of early religious icon based paintings.
Originally a photo-real painter, John now devotes his creative energy into a more emotive, expressive form of mark-making which resonates with the character and individuality of his subjects. His work is an eclectic amalgam of early Hockney blended with essence of Modigliani and Breughel!