Artists' Voices

Savoir-Faire is dedicated to helping artists reach their vision by providing the finest art materials available. We proudly create a continuum, a seamless link between the past and the present, presenting hand selected fine art materials deeply rooted in history, from Sennelier and Fabriano to Isabey and Cretacolor- a collection so rich in tradition and quality, it truly ignites the creative fire within the artist. Here is what great artists have to say about our products. Visit us on Facebook to tell us what you think.

Peter Adams
Bill Buchman
Scott Burdick
John Burton
Diana Cadwallader
Cathy Carey
John Cosby
Kevin Courter
Sterling Edwards
Debra Huse
David Kassan
Daniel Keys
Paul Kratter
Susan Lyons 
Jesse Powell
Peggi Kroll-Roberts
Ray Roberts
Vanessa Rothe
Alexey Steele 
Vincent Xeus
 


Peter Adams

 

“I am particularly interested in unique lighting effects and how these effects reflect, refract, diffuse and obscure detail.  It is more the ethereal quality of light that intrigues me.  With the wide variety of Sennelier pastel colors, I am able to interpret light and atmosphere to create unique moods. Also, the smooth quality of Sennelier pastels is perfect for controlling design, shapes, and color harmonies.  Elevating the human spirit and arousing a sense of discovery is what excites me as an artist – and I am able to accomplish this with Sennelier pastels.”

 


Bill Buchman

"I use Sennelier oil pastels a great deal as a resist in my watercolor and acrylic paintings both on paper and canvas.  They have no competition in terms of their high quality, the selection and brilliance of colors, their rich creamy consistency and the choice of sizes.  Because I often work loosely and on a large scale, the Sennelier “Grand” oil pastels, in particular, with their thickly flowing colors are perfect for my purpose. Sennelier Oil Sticks, being essentially oil paint in a stick, are a brilliant innovation enabling me to draw in oil on my canvas and can be used as an interesting resist under acrylics or to draw or paint over them. The Cretacolor Art Chunky  series with their ideally matched earthy “Cezanne” palette of colors and their robust yet easy to apply consistency make for rapid and expressive application in drawings which eminently suits the way I like to work. The fact that they are water-soluble adds another dimension with many possibilities."

An internationally represented American artist, Bill’s brightly colored spontaneous abstractions and expressive figure drawings may be seen widely in private and public collections in Denmark, Sweden, England and the US. Accomplished as both artist and educator, Buchman, along with exhibiting his work frequently, gives workshops and seminars around the US on abstract painting and figure drawing, combining Zen and Modernist techniques. Bill has made five popular DVD’s on these subjects and has worked with Savoir Faire, leading US importer of the finest European art materials, since 2007 teaching and demonstrating his unique “process’ approach. His innovative and popular book, “Expressive Figure Drawing” (Random House/Watson-Guptill/2010) may be found in many museum bookstores. 

 

Scott Burdick

“Sennelier paints have long been one of the invaluable tools I rely upon while working outdoors plain air or in the studio on portraits. Their fine pigments and artist grade quality give me confidence that they will hold up over time and stay true to the effect of light they allow one to capture on canvas.”

Scott Burdick was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  He spent time as a boy in the hospital and in casts where he became interested in drawing. Scott was formally trained at the American Academy of Art.  His work has been featured in Southwest ArtArt of the WestAmerican Artist, and many other publications.  He is a member of the Palette and Chisel Art club, Oil Painters of America and the Northwest Rendezvous group and participates in the Masters of the West Exhibition at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles.

His ideas for paintings come from everywhere. "What makes a subject attractive to me are the same things that attract us all. The beauty of a young girl, the character of a weathered face, the solitude of a farm at sunset, or even the story itself behind someone or something that makes it interesting." Scott believes it is the job of the artist to recognize this when it happens, analyze why, and use his technical skills to convey the feeling to someone else.


John Burton

''Sennelier Paints have given me the best opportunity to recreate the incredible vividness of nature.   The high quality of pigment and smooth texture are a precious asset to the professional painters palette.   As the world is rapidly changing all around us it is comforting to use a paint that has stood the test of time.''

John Burton is an award- winning oil painter best known for his stirring and vivid depictions of the transitory beauty of our ever-changing world. He is at once tangibly influenced by the Western and Russian painters of the early twentieth century, and entirely unique in his remarkable ability to capture the profound spirituality and majesty of his surroundings. Burton has traveled and painted around the globe, always maintaining his home and artistic center in the American West. Burton’s deep American roots permeate the rich, natural character of his art, and inform his work’s reverent tone. He is one of Carmel’s most celebrated artists.

 


Diana Cadwallader

“Fabriano Hot Press 140 lb paper has been my chosen surface for small and large scale work in color pencil for over 20 years; it has a beautiful, sumptuous surface that is also remarkably strong.”

Diana Cadwallader’s recent work in color pencil explores themes of contemplation, meditation and prayer taken from the Canonical Hours. The work shown on the right is part of her series “Litanies, Vigils and Hours.”

“My work is mostly abstract or nonrepresentational; in it I recall, record, and imagine places and states of mind. It is also about observations of small wonders—usually seen in nature.” Her earlier work includes designs for flying carpets, celestial tartans and imaginary maps.

Diana Cadwallader has lived in Tanzania, Kenya, Pakistan, Hong Kong, England, and the United States, where she has been for the past 30 years.   She received a BFA in Graphic Design from Arizona State University (Summa Cum Laude) and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University, and taught foundation courses and graphic design at Jacksonville State University in Alabama for close to 20 years. Her paintings and drawings have been included in over 50 exhibitions. She is currently working full time in her studio.

 


Cathy Carey

“Looking at the Savoir-Faire catalog, I realized how many of the Savoir-Faire products I use and love! Sennelier Paints: watercolor, oil, acrylic, and Egg Tempera! Sennelier soft pastels, Lascaux acrylics, and the wonderful Fabriano papers. I have all the Cretacolor versions of pencils and my favorite brushes are in the Isabey and Raphael lines. I am a colorist - I work in all mediums but the thing that is connected across the board is the way I use color for expression. I keep using Savoir-Faire products because they are exceptional in color intensity and quality. I especially like the creamy textures in the oils and acrylics, and the depth of pigment in all their paints. The watercolors are strong and luminous; they flow beautifully and make juicy washes! A color I can’t live without is Chinese Orange. I recently did a painting using three of the Sennelier Naples Yellows, and mixed them with Viridian and Turquoise and Ultramarine for some amazing soft colors.”

Cathy Carey was born in Washington, DC. and grew up in Alexandria, VA. She was educated at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC, and received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Several years later Carey moved to Southern California and continued painting, and started a business in graphic design and illustration. She works in all mediums.  Cathy currently maintains a studio and teaches workshops in San Diego, CA and Santa Fe, NM. She has taught at the Art Institute of California in San Diego. Cathy Carey's paintings can be seen at Arroyo Gallery in Santa Fe, NM and Telluride, CO. Her paintings are in many private collections world-wide. “I call my style of painting Contemporary Fauve Expressionism. I combine expressive and impressionist color and brush strokes to scenes of the natural world. Often my paintings are of a house, or houses, and trails through a landscape. These represent the soul, individual, or society, and the trails are the journeys of life, the path taken. My paintings take place in an alternate reality. I change perspective, heighten color, dramatize certain aspects, and minimize other details in order to create a mood.”


John Cosby

"I have come to a place in my painting where the littlest of things make a big difference. The paint I use is very important to me, not just the color but also the way it feels and the coverage. Upon discovering that Sennelier paint had the qualities I was looking for, I made it part of my tool chest and my paintings." 

"While standing on location in a place I have never visited, I begin to recognize what is different from all the other places I have been. I try to capture that, the uniqueness," says Cosby.

As a plein-air painter Cosby travels extensively painting what he sees and feels. Bold use of color and an energetic brush stroke is what you will see and feel when viewing a painting by Cosby. Born in Hollywood California in 1955, Cosby was raised in the west. At an early age he began to draw and paint and was lucky enough to have a grandmother who was an oil painter. "She would give me the paint, some brushes and a scrap of canvas and set me off to paint. This early experience took the fear out of creating a painting," said Cosby.

Cosby currently resides and maintains a studio in Laguna Beach California. He works on location around the world and is represented by some of the finest galleries. Cosby is a Signature Member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America and currently serves on the board as Vice President. He also is a founding board member of the “Laguna Plein Air Painters Association” and a Signature Member of California Art Club. Cosby is a founder of the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational held at the Laguna Art Museum. With his bold contemporary style Cosby has captured the imagination of some very important collectors. His work can be found in many private, public and corporate collections around the world. Cosby is recognized internationally.


Kevin Courter

"Sennelier paints have a wonderful buttery consistency that I truly enjoy. Whether I'm in the studio or out on location, Sennelier's strong pigments offer a richness and depth that is second to none. We all want to be confident in our materials and Sennelier offers just that. I also enjoy the Raphael's Kevrin line of brushes. If soft edges are what you're looking for, these long lasting brushes will get the job done."

Award winning artist Kevin Courter was born in 1964 in Palo Alto. Growing up in Northern California, he found himself drawn to the beauty and diversity of the Californian landscape. From rugged Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, the vast wetlands in the Sacramento Valley, and the majesty of the California coastline, Kevin is a painter of California. His paintings reflect the awesome and inspiring beauty that can be found in nature. “It’s in nature’s simple and intimate vignettes that I find the most beauty.” Whether painting in the studio or on location, his work reveals his passion for the land he loves.

 

Sterling Edwards

“I have been using Fabriano Artistico traditional cold pressed 140lb and 300lb paper for the past nine years and consider it my paper of choice. As an international watercolor workshop instructor, I have the opportunity to share my recommendations and experiences with thousands of watercolor artists every year through my website, newsletters, and workshops.    I consistently recommend Fabriano Artistico paper because of its velvety texture, which accepts paint beautifully, and its forgiving nature. The surface of the paper has just enough tooth to create beautiful dry brush effects but is also smooth enough to paint fine lines and detail.”  

Sterling Edwards is a listed contemporary watermedia master and photographer born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1951. In 1993 Sterling began teaching his style of painting at workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He was a featured artist in the fall 2001 issue of Watercolor Magic Magazine in an article titled, “Ones to watch” and has been featured in numerous newspaper articles nationwide. In 2007 he was awarded signature member status in the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, an international organization based in Toronto, Canada that recognizes those who have mastered transparent watercolor. Also in 2007 Sterling designed and introduced a signature set of watercolor brushes and a watercolor palette that are marketed internationally. He is a co-founder of the Rusty Nail Painters, an international invitation group of professional artists based in Canada that meet on occasion for an intense week of painting, discussion, and sharing of ideas and philosophy about art. In 2010 he was awarded signature membership status in the esteemed Transparent Watercolor Society of America. That same year he was selected as a featured artist in the book, “Best of America Watermedia Artists” published by Kennedy Publishing Company. He is the author of the best selling North Light book” Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes, a Four Step Process”, published by F+W Publishing Company and is a contributing artist in numerous other magazines and books. In 2013 Sterling was proudly accepted into the newly established International Watercolor Society. His award winning watermedia paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the world and he is represented by several galleries in the U.S and Canada. He works from his home studio in Hendersonville, North Carolina located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.



 

Debra Huse

"Sennelier paint is a pleasure to work with. It has a fluid viscosity that is a pleasure to apply. With other paint I am looking for an additional medium to give it the buttery texture -but not with Sennelier. The line of colors is very extensive and there are a variety options in transparent, semi-opaque and opaque. A few of my favorites are Chinese Orange, Azure Blue, Caput Mortem (this is a very old pigment which back in the day was made basically from blood and bones!) and Pale Ochre.  The pigmenting is strong so they are easy to work with. I even enjoy the traditional packaging which feels and looks very high quality."

Debra Huse is a contemporary colorist and impressionist. She uses rich color and bold fluid strokes to capture the light and drama in her plein air and studio paintings. Huse enjoys working in oils and is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the American Society of Marine Artists, Laguna Plein Air Painters & Pastel Society of America. Debra began formal painting when she was ten, even stretching her own canvases in private lessons. At age 11, she was awarded a scholarship to attend college courses at the prestigious John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, IN where Debra grew up. She continued her art education at Indiana University. Huse currently has a studio in a Newport Beach, CA Boatyard and has a passion for painting old wooden boats and boatyards. Debra and her husband cruise to paint and fish from their boat Grouper in Southern CA. She also travels across the nation to participate in plein air events from Maui, HI to Easton MD.


David Kassan

"I have been using Isabey and Raphael brushes now for the last 14 years, the brushes are high quality and responsive. I am constantly evolving as an artist, especially trying out lots of new materials all of the time, but I always seem to go back to my tried and true Isabey and Raphael brushes." 

David Jon Kassan is an internationally recognized contemporary portrait artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Kassan has taught throughout the United States, Australia, Portugal and Iceland, and continues to be a sought-after drawing and painting instructor because of his steadfast commitment to the classic discipline of working from life and creating compelling expressions of the human form. He has received many awards, including 1st Place in the Portrait Society of America International Exhibition (2009) and the 1st Place Prize for Portraiture at The National Academy (2004). Kassan’s work is also included in numerous publications including International Artist Magazine and Drawing Magazine as well book publications such as The Upset: Young Contemporary Art (2008). David Jon Kassan’s is represented by Gallery Henoch (Chelsea), New York, NY.

 

 

Daniel Keys

"For me, superior quality linen is a necessity. I cannot possibly achieve the variety of effects I desire to have in a painting without the use of proper tools. Artfix L64C meets my standards without question and allows me the freedom needed to create without the worry of whether or not my canvas will withstand whatever I choose to put it through, as well as the tests of time."

"As an artist committed to excellence in all that I do, my materials must also reflect this high standard.  Sennelier paints are clean, highly pigmented, and permanent. By using quality paints, I’m assured that my work will maintain its initial integrity even when I’m gone.  Recommended to me by artist friends, I invested in a tube of King’s Blue. My hesitations to do so were short lived after using it for the first time. It’s now a prominent member of my palette family, and I enjoy using it throughout nearly every painting. It’s highly pigmented and mixes brilliantly with colors like permanent rose and alizarin crimson, making some of the most beautiful purples and violets I’ve even seen."


 


Paul Kratter

"Sennelier Extra Fine Oils are very buttery and I especially love Turner Yellow & India Yellow-Orange. They are key colors in my landscapes paintings because of their rich pigment. Adding these colors along with the Cadmiums and Sap Green gives me a great variety in my trees." 

I was born in San Francisco, and raised on the Peninsula, south of San Francisco. I spent my youth outdoors playing baseball and tennis and indoors drawing my favorite athletes and wild animals. After graduating from high school I attended the College of San Mateo, where I got a degree in graphic arts. I spent four years of hard work and fun at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA graduating with a BA degree in illustration in 1980. I began freelancing as a commercial illustrator the day after graduation and continued for 22 years. My two great passions were sports and wildlife. I was fortunate to make a living mainly in advertising, which included a long relationship with the National Football League and various major league baseball clubs. During the latter part of my career I concentrated solely on wildlife illustration. I worked for a variety of zoos, The Nature Company, a museum in Alaska and also worked on a variety of children’s books including “The Living Rainforest,” an award winner in Communication Arts’ annual. In 2002 I was bitten by the plein air bug and started painting in the East Bay hills near my home. I soon had a collection of works and at the urging (shoving) of my wife began to enter paint outs and contacting galleries.  My style changed almost overnight, although my approach remained intact with good solid drawing and a strong use of graphic elements. I participate in a number of plein air events annually in California.

 

Susan Lyons

"Quality of paint is very important to me and that's what I feel Sennelier offers to any artist. Their long history and tradition of high standards gives me confidence that what I create with their paint will last and stay true to my vision." 

Susan Lyons initial interest in art was sparked by a television show on Georgia O'Keefe. "I hadn't seen art like that before. Her work touched me emotionally and seemed so personal -- I saw a television program on her life and that inspired me to take drawing classes. Lyon studied painting at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and was an active participant in Chicago's 100 year-old Palette and Chisel Club. It is there she first began exhibiting and selling her work; at twenty-three she was the youngest winner of the prestigious Gold Medal which she won in two consecutive years in the annual Oil Painting show plus a third place in the Silver Medal Watercolor show. In 1998 and 2000 she won an artist choice award in the Northwest Rendezvous Show.  

Susan is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group in Helena, MT and was one of 50 artists who participated in the Laguna Plein Air painting competition in 2000.  She has been a part of numerous group shows but mainly exhibits with her husband in two person shows each year.

Susan draws much inspiration from painters such as Zorn, Fechin, Sorolla, and Celia Beaux. Lyon's technique is to paint wet on wet to start and then wet on dry for her finishing touches. She occasionally thins her oils with mineral spirits to obtain a balance of scratchy brushwork against thick opaque strokes for the lights. "My style is realistic with as much impressionistic color as possible. I like to combine wide brushes for sweeping strokes in the background with small, soft brushes for subtle details in my center of interest."


 

Jesse Powell

"I was recently introduced to Sennelier paints, and have found them to be extroardinary. From the body of the paint to the intensity of the pigments,not to mention the variety of colors, I was a convert from the first time I used them!"

Jesse Powell was born in 1977 in Los Angeles, California.  He graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in painting and drawing, and went on to study  in the Republic of Georgia under the tutelage of Russian and American painters Nicholai Dubovik, Ilya Yatsenko, and John Wurdeman. His influences include many of todays living artists, such as Matt Smith, Clyde Aspevig, and John Cosby, along with many california and american impressionists. Jesse’s work has received numerous awards, including second place in the 2013 Plein Air Salon, and the Irvine Museum Award at the 101rst annual Califonia Art Club Gold Medal Show.  Jesse's paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including shows at The Fischer Museum at USC,  The Laguna Art Museum, The Pasadena Museum of California History, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, and The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. His can be viewed at    Trailside Galleries in Scottsdale, Az,    Del Monte Fine Art in Carmel, Ca,  The Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara, Ca.



Peggi Kroll-Roberts

“I love the creamy texture of Sennelier paints and one of my favorite pigments is Azure Blue.  I can get all the variety I need to describe the colors of the ocean.”

Award winning artist, Peggi Kroll-Roberts, was trained at Arizona State University and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Peggi worked as a fashion and advertising illustrator before making the transition into fine art. Using intense color and value to accentuate her subject, she moved into fine art with a bold palette, a love for small paintings and a very loose style that achieves a lot with a few very energetic brush strokes. She prefers to suggest reality than render it. Inspired by her children she paints beach scenes and other aspects of their lives. She also breaks away from the conventional still life by painting scenes of cosmetics and the occasional coffee cup or slab of butter. Peggi's work gives us a new appreciation of our own daily life.


Ray Roberts

“What I look for in paint is a strong pigment in the cadmium colors. Sennelier colors remain bright even in the lightest tints.” 

Born in 1954, Ray grew up in an Orange County, California with orange groves, before the days of freeways and sprawling housing developments. It has given him an enduring affection for the untamed, undeveloped California of his youth.  in 1969, after the early death of his father and mother's ill-health, Ray was sent to Orme School, a beautiful, ranch-style boarding school in the Arizona desert. Its strong fine arts program helped Ray to discover his artistic talent.  He then attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he studied under John Asaro. He has also studied under Dan McCaw, Len Chmiel, Ned Jacob, and Mark Daily, among others.

Like many successful artists before him, Ray first pursued a career as an illustrator, establishing a studio in Los Angeles and then Scottsdale, Arizona. He got up the courage to switch to fine art in 1992 and has never looked back.



Vanessa Rothe

"Sennelier paints have long been a part of my life and works. From water based fabric dyes, to brilliant watercolors, to the rich oils that I now use as a professional artist working in the world of art today.  Their range of luminescent colors influences my work directly, as I often discover a fresh color that inspires a whole new body of work. The quality of the pigment, the even consistency, and the historical aspects of the 125 year old company makes this a paint I can trust."

Influenced by a mix of traditional representational art as well as impressionist styles, and by such artists such as Sargent, Sorolla, Repin, Manet and Degas, Vanessa takes the essence of a subject and captures its charm on canvas with the use of color, shadows, and light. The natural simplicity of her work, her visable brush strokes and pleasing color combinations form a realist yet slightly impressionistic style which her collectors admire. Vanessa has been honored to exhibit alongside some of the nation’s most well known painters and to have had many successful solo exhibitions at Wendt Gallery in Laguna Beach, along with numerous group shows including the Artists for a New Century at The Bennington Center for the Arts, Annual American Impressionist Society Exhibition, Galerie DDG in Paris France, J.Willott Gallery, and California Art Club exhibitions.

She is honored to be a signature member of the American Impressionist Society, member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. She has had both classical training and private instructor/workshop training in the US and abroad at ateliers in France and Italy. Vanessa is proud to be the author/artist of a new series of art instructional books by the leader in art instructional books, Walter Foster Publishing, entitled "An Art School Approach to Oils".  She teaches workshops year round at her studio gallery in Laguna Beach, CA as well as in Europe, hoping to give new artists a solid base of value and color understanding. She is ever grateful to be a fine artist, teacher, and writer making a difference in the world of art today. Vanessa is also the California Editor of the nationally acclaimed art collector magazines Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Air magazine.

 

Alexey Steele

"The cretacolor sepia family are just exquisite hard pastels. They flow and dance in your hand over a sheet of good paper embracing its tooth with fabulous combination of control and flexibility.

They are hard enough to be controllable and precise, yet soft enough to be rapid and expressive in describing the form. They also are remarkably fine in the way their ground pigment and binder come together which gives their grain grabbing the tooth of paper a particularly airy, gentle and at the same time firm feel. They sharpen smoothly and evenly."

Born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1967, Alexey Steele begun his systematic art training at an early age in the studio of his father Leonid Steele - a renowned Russian painter. He furthered his professional education at the prestigious Surikov Art Institute of the Soviet Academy of Arts in Moscow under internationally acclaimed artist, Illia Glazunov.

 

 

Vincent Xeus

"I remember discovering Sennelier paints like it was yesterday. The stiff-buttery texture and intense colors are the testaments of Sennelier's century old paint-making tradition. What took me by heart is how I felt every time I worked with the paints. King's Blue, Cadmium Red, Cobalt Green Light and Prussian Blue are some of the constant components of my basic palette. Sennelier paints have become part of my art over the years, hence, part of me." 

In the middle of the night, there lies a boy who dreams of flying in the sky.” These words mark the beginning of a grand story in the making as this boy continues to dream into the darkest hours, shrouded in the dense scent of amber varnishes and sun-thickened walnut oils. On a cool morning of early 1980s in Central China, Vincent Xeus opened his eyes to a suppressed world that didn’t allow artistic expression to flourish. Nevertheless, Vincent’s interests in art happened early. Ever since he was given his first drawing kit at the age of 9, his comprehension with art was immediately visible, and his unending obsession began. By age 14, his work has been published in national newspaper and acquired by collectors overseas. In the summer of 1998, Vincent finished his last tonal drawing in the solitude and quietness of his childhood home before he voyaged to the United States. He graduated with a B.A. in Architecture with High Honors from University of California, Berkeley in 2006 and founded Marque Design in 2008.

The young boy, now a man, fell in love with time and space, with the circle of life, with human context, and with the many faces of truth. The night studio is his imaginarium, where all his dreams come alive. Vincent draws from reflections of the uniquely profound experience life has unfolded for him, crafting each of his creations with layer after layer of paints until its intensity reaches a breaking-point. He questions the seemingly certain reality, peels off dull, empty forms, opens the vein of mindless fear and dissects the subject’s innate fragility and instability. Finally he concludes with an audacious and yet invigorating twist that haunts and disseminates endlessly. There is no telling what he will unveil next, but his work is consistently notable for their transcendent finish and alluding textures that bear witness to great craftsmanship. With the conceptual training from architecture practice, he composes profound imagery that punctuates the manifold layers of human psyche in order to articulate the meaning of our existence. At times, his work radiates a latent darkness coupled with his artistry in precision. Vincent is never shy about seducing the viewer into his world of sanctuary and solace, loss and love, tragedy and beauty. Each story conveyed is truly memorable. Vincent’s enigmatic work of art is the art of illusion, mystery and introspection, where subjects and streams of emotions engage and exchange, allowing the viewers' eyes to travel from one reality to another without boundaries.