Artist Bio - Christopher Vidal
Christopher Vidal is a landscape artist born in Malta and living in Sydney since 2009. As from childhood, Chris developed an interest in art and for two years he attended art classes to develop skills in drawing and watercolour.
As a professional artist I also give importance to the quality of materials that I use to create my work. To ensure this I take care of most of the processes myself including preparation of canvas with the best quality materials available. The choice of pigments that I use for my work is based upon their permanence and are sourced from manufacturers that use high quality pigments without the addition of fillers or driers. This will guarantee minimal changes in colour over the years. I adhere to traditional methods of painting in oils and avoid the use of modern media in my work.
Vidal's style of work was developed through years of experience in drawing and painting. He considers himself as a contemporary realist with his preferred subject being the landscape. Studying classical arts mainly drawing from life helped him to develop drawing skills and a keen eye for detail. During his studies he was influenced by the works of the great masters especially by the works of Caravaggio. He is also influenced by the American landscape painters of the Hudson River School and by the Australian impressionists of the Heidelberg movement.