Artprize 2018 semi finalist

About

I am an artist based in Sydney, Australia.

I like to create beautiful art in a digital realism style where painting technique creates the look of the modern world as we now perceive it through digital techniques.

For many years I worked as a scenic artist creating sets and backdrops for film and television, painting very large images in film studios. It was high pressure and short deadlines but what a great time!With the advent of computer graphics, I moved on to creating realistic animated content commercially, again specializing in environments and surface textures. But I have come back to painting, still the most satisfying medium. Portraits now, and skyscapes too, sometimes both on the same canvas. I work in acrylics and oil now, painting our modern world; both so rich and beautiful.

I learnt so much from the modern disciplines (film work, computer graphics, photography) and found it all is relevant when painting. I use these modern elements to lift the image, to meet the expectations of the modern eye. Even flares, artifacts and scattering all work beautifully in oil to create a visually satisfying piece that is still clearly handmade, wrought by human creativity.

Influences

The artists I admire are Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun, William Bouguereau and Marcel Marlier; masters in the realistic style and technique they used in creating such believable skin tones.

122cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic paint finished in oil on canvas with wooden backing
$1,200
69.5cm (W) x 96cm (H)
Acrylic finished in oil on canvas with wooden backing
$775
69.5cm (W) x 96cm (H)
Acrylic paint finished in oil on canvas with wooden backing
$775
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas with wooden backing
$1,450
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas with wooden backing
$1,450
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas with wooden backing
$1,450
91.5cm (W) x 105.5cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas with wooden backing
$1,025
170cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$2,345
120cm (W) x 86cm (H)
Acrylic/Oil on canvas
$1,960
120cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic paint finished with oil on canvas
$1,960
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