Many artists paint by dyes but self-educated Justin Gaffrey use dyes to sculpture his masterpieces.
At the beginning of his creative path American artist Justin Gaffrey was a famous chef in one of the Florida restaurants. But more than 10 years ago maestro ended cooking and started creating unique three-dimensional paintings. They are rich and bright as if the master uses not acrylic dyes but a butter cream for cake.
The artist’s technique was greatly influenced by works of the great impressionists. Particularly, by pictures of Holland post-impressionist Vincent van Gogh. His work “Sunflowers” impressed Justin by its colors and thick, slightly casual strokes.
As Gaffrey says, at the beginning of his creative path he painted using thin hachures. With time his paintings started featuring more confident and three-dimensional strokes. Some years later, layer after layer his trademark technique became what we see it today.
Justin Gaffrey paints much and with great pleasure. Often his works picture sunflowers that he loves so much as well as camomiles, poppies, lilies, and wildflowers. Justin seeks inspiration in the fields along 30-А highway. No matter what is the weather outside, the artist spends much time here enjoying picturesque landscapes.
Manner and style of Gaffrey’s painting delight everybody who sees his works. Maestro uses acrylic dyes helping himself with a brush and a palette knife.
At the beginning he applies material in a thick layer on canvas and then form an image and add other dyes if necessary. As a result the Gaffrey’s paintings are made texture and three-dimensional. Seometimes they are even careless or rather coarse but this makes their unique charm.
Numerous mass-media regularly tell about unque paintings of Justin Gaffrey and those who wish to see his works queue up for the artist’s exhibitions.