I have always loved plein air style of paintings. These are paintings done quickly, in situ so to speak, capturing the moment the artist is viewing with confident, fast and few brush strokes. A wild sea, a bustling café, calves in a paddock, a cricket match in progress. They are why I love the Russian artists’ works so much. Like their short stories, by what I consider to be their great writers – Maxim Gorky. Well, Gorky was my favorite. Let’s stick with him.