He has been painting for 40 years and professionally for 6 years. In the process, he found inspiration in nature, the ocean and particularly in remote and exotic places of the world. His adventures included a photo safari in Kenya; riding by camel to camp in the Moroccan Sahara desert; hiking in the Swiss Alps; wreck diving in the U.S. Virgin Islands; sea kayaking with Orca whales in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. He attempted an eight day climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet) in Tanzania, but alas, one cannot do things at 58 that one could have done at 20.
He attended the 2007 Villa Montorno Painting Workshop, studying under Kurt Schwartz in Seravezza, Italy where he honed his realistic approach to art.
His personal experiences and observations provide unique insight into the unnoticed details of Nature and this insight is conveyed into each and every painting.
Working from his studio in his home and at Art Square Gallery & Studios in Leesburg, Virginia, Earl depicts the beauty of the outdoors and the lure of the natural world in oil and acrylics. Owners of his nature and portrait work are to be found in Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Switzerland.
He lives with his wife of 18 years, two parakeets, and eight zebra finches.
Earl Tester, Artist ♦ Tester Fine Arts Studio ♦
Leesburg, VA 20176 ♦ TesterFineArts@gmail.com