The great thing about beginning your career as a commercial artist is that it allows the opportunity not only to be flexible in artistic approach but also to adapt to different techniques and media.
The human form has always been of great interest to me, whether it needed to be portrayed on a bookjacket or an advertisement. The possibility of exploring potraiture is enhanced today by the use of the digital camera and some of my work utilises my own photographs as a source material that is then transposed onto canvas.
I enjoy capturing the sometimes secret moment, by means of the camera, which is swiftly lost without it. For me, the process of distilling that image into a network of texture, colour and brushwork allows the internal camera to function and carry the perceived image beyond the somewhat static vision of the digital into an area where mood and emotion work together for viewer and artist alike....