I like Vettriano for his capture of mood. Though generally noir, something in it speaks to me that I find appealing.
And he’s self taught, he was a laborer when he decided he wanted to learn to paint.
And he’s philanthropic, giving major support to a few causes he feels for.
And his style is simple, he doesn’t frill up his pictures, presenting only the elements needed to tell the story, with a limited palette.
And he works from the model, the traditional source.
And he took good marketing advice, building an international brand.
And those are what I admire about him.
And that is why he inspires me.