I love to find art in an image. Often, photography is approached in a very literal way. For instance, in portrait photography, you pose the person, take the shot, and move to the next. Over time it becomes very routine and very predictable. Even with today’s ‘edgy’ style of photography, it tends to look the same, from photographer to photographer’s site.
I continuously strive to capture the true essence of a person and the situation by looking beyond what is obvious and exploring how shadow and light artfully plays within an image to create a truly exceptional result. Great portraits happen when the person you are photographing is so relaxed that they reveal more of who they are than what they intended.
Many times I don’t realize how great a shot is until I get into the digital darkroom. This is when experience and technical ability pays off. It enables me to constantly push the envelope in photography to transform great portraits AND landscapes into fine art images.
The Signature Series of digitally mastered paintings create cherished keepsakes and special memories for family members and loved ones. It’s a great way to show the special people in your life how important they are to you.
Each brushstroke is painstakingly hand applied, to create an heirloom-quality piece of art. Each image displays Warner’s unique style of brushwork with special lighting and shadowing arranged within the work for beauty, balance, and style. The viewer can see and feel the rich texture of paint on special fine art papers or canvas.
Warner’s process is often indistinguishable from traditional paintings. Every brushstroke is a subtle blending of color and texture to produce amazing clarity and beauty. Portraits are delivered on museum-quality papers and canvas and will last for generations. Because these images take so long to complete, Warner is only able to do a limited number each year.