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|Russ Hogger Fine Art|
My paintings are an insatiable desire to create from reality a facsimile of nature. I
am not a commercial artist so I only take what I need from visual information that
the landscape provides. I no longer see the point in slavish copy to satisfy the
tastes of the uniniated in art, but only to provide food for thought to those who
appreciate differences between art and reality. I hope my art is an inspiration to
all those who love art.
Born and raised in Ipswich, Suffolk, in the UK. At age eleven I was
privileged to attend children's art classes at the Ipswich Art School.
In 1963 my wife and I arrived in Edmonton, Alberta , Canada. In 1977
I took a few basic art classes with the UofA extension program. I am
basically a self taught artist. For twelve years I was an instructor wth
Edmonton Continuing Education, teaching watercolor classes. At
present I paint in the acrylic medium. I like acrylic because it has a
very forgiving quality. Over the years I have been in numerous group
shows and the occasional featured artist show.
My philosophy in art is be different. Give your audience something
they have never seen before.