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Russell E. Cleversley

Russell Cleversley calls himself a "PixelArtisan". He is a self-taught Photoshop artist, painting exclusively with Photoshop. He never uses scanned, imported images, third party plug-ins or applications. Russell strives for realism and highly detailed images while using techniques that ensure a more traditional appearance in his digital creations. All of his paintings are large, some up to 96 inches, and require many hours to create, some over 300 hours. Using the mouse as his brush, he enjoys painting atmospheric images, applying the natural light of nature to add drama to his works. He tries to achieve a painterly texture and appearance.

BygoneDays is the artist's reminder that the small businesses are becoming relics of a past era, when thousands of families relied on the bounty of the sea."