I am a retired engineer, with a passion for art. Not much of a track record in the art world as yet. Hopefully this will change now I have time to focus on my art. I make my own oil paint, painting tools, canvases and frames. I grind dry pigments into a medium of oil and Canada balsam. Finished paintings have a rather unique finish that seem to sparkle with strong colors presumably caused by the high refractive index of Canada balsam which is a significant component of my painting medium. I render my paintings with custom tools such as modified painting knives and other fine metallic objects. I tend to paint what takes my fancy such as portraits, landscapes and surreal subjects. I welcome any inquiries for commissioned work.