Mccreedy's portrait series has a unique lustre. It reveals a magical reflection of historical influences on the artist. One has to experience a serene contemplative foundation to be the vehicle for conveying such a vision. A pure light is portrayed within the darkness of each individual's soul. This can provide a beautiful opportunity of self reflection for people. This form and method of reflection and exploration is legendary and has been a constant since it's development during the Renaissance. revolutionizing the way art was both created and appreciated. Throughout his portrait paintings we see the effect of chiaroscuro (ligh-dark) technique, the use of strong tonal contrasts between light and dark to model three-llimensional forms, often to dramatic effect. The underlying principle is that solidity of form is best achieved by the light falling against the subject or material. giving depth, perspective and creating atmosphere around the subject. Mccreedy is inspired by these artists known for developing this technique including Da Vinci. Caravaggio and Rembrandt. Leonardo Da Vinci remains one of Mccreedy's most influential inspirations.