Peter Gartner Member Since December 2016 Artist Statement I live in Manchester in the UK. I was influenced by L.S. Lowry and Arthur Delaney, northern artists. At present, I am painting portraits in oils, and am uploading them now. My style I would describe as naive-pictorial and as I have developed, I have become more pictorial. For subject matter when painting portraits, I really like to depict a facial expression, as I find this more interesting than just copying a person's features but leaving a face that is a little blank and merely photographic. Some of my recent paintings have featured a model I call The Pretty Blonde, because she is very pretty, and I really like her beautiful smile. I hope I have done her face justice.