In the ten years since he burst onto the art scene, award-winning artist Collin Bogle has created a national following for his strikingly realistic wildlife and floral images.
The son of a famous American artist, Collin learned the concepts of technique, composition and design from his father, later refining his skills and setting out on his own artistic path. His remarkable ability to capture detail and to master the use of light in natural settings became hallmarks of his work.
“Light plays a major role in my work,” states the artist. “An abundance of light and shadows creates a playground for me, and allows a painting to take on a life of its own.”
The artist’s paintings are not limited to any one subject or medium and demonstrate great flexibility and technical versatility. Bogle uses pastels, colored pencils, watercolor and acrylics, whatever it takes to create the superbly-lighted, realistic and almost photographic images that have gained him an impressive reputation and following.
Collin Bogle has exhibited in art shows through the United States and his originals are on display in prominent galleries nationwide.
Inspired by the beauty of nature, Collin Bogle combines watercolor, colored-pencil and pastel to create his realistic, finely detailed and dramatically lit wildlife, animal and flower original paintings and fine art prints.
Collin Bogle’s work is amazingly realistic! Upon first sight, I thought the paintings were photographs. I even had a hard time convincing myself that these were actual paintings, and not photographs.
I think Bogle is a master of the traditional drawing and painting kind of art. His technique is just fantastic, as you have just seen from the above pictures. Just as he said, light is the most important factor which makes one’s painting look realistic. His manipulation of light and great details allows him to be a notch above the rest and hence reign supreme in the art world.
Hoewever, although I admire his stunning skill and application onto the canvas, I feel that he should take advantage of his wonderful ability to a greater height by adding in more of his own feelings and emotions, or even make something that is impossible to seem realistic. That would be really cool.
But anyhow, I am very much impressed by Collin Bogle’s art, and his unique painting style of using colour pencil, pastels, acrylic in addition to oil paint. The combination of these mediums create a breathtaking piece of art.