Dale Hinkley is from Northern Michigan where he's pursued a love of art since childhood. Dale has worked with oils on canvas for well over 20 years, and entirely self taught. This has allowed for a long-term intimacy with the canvas, and most importantly the years of investment have provided a natural evolution into a style very much his own. Such devotion to a single medium is rarely seen today, and has many rewards.
Not only has Dale's technique and style evolved over the years, but also parallel with his spiritual lifestyle, his approach to each project has evolved over the years as well. "More often I find myself stepping away from the canvas, and the work has taken on a life as it's own. Usually it ends up completely different from what I have intended, and for the better. It's very spiritual".
With this project Dale has taken his traditional realism-based style and has allowed the image and the magic to influence him and encourage a subtle impressionist influence to emerge. This provided for a very dramatic and impacting image, while retaining the fine delicacy of the subject matter.