L.J. Oakes' eye for nature began at a young age fishing, trapping and hunting in the woodlands of western Pennsylvania. His painting style is realistic and realistic impressionism, painting with acrylics and oils. He believes that Gods' design in creation is profoundly displayed in nature
and seeks to capture and replicate that perfect beauty in his paintings and photographic images. He feels Gods' awesome design throughout
nature is a continual inspiration and motivation to seek, capture and paint more.