About The Artist:
Being relatively new to the motoring art scene I am currently developing my portfolio of work using a style that is quite unique to automotive artists.
Being from a graphical design background I originally concentrated on making paintings as life-like as possible which although had great end results wasn’t a painting method I wanted to continue as its simply wasn’t creative enough. Using art knowledge gained from my degree course I started some loose paintings trying to capture a general impression – this however always gave varying results and in order to keep a consistent and identifiable style I fell back on my graphical design and tried to combine the loose painting style with a more realistic slant.
The result is a contemporary painting method that concentrates on simplifying images via outlining shadows and contours, a reduced colour palate and close up perspectives. Acrylic is my favored media as this provides vivid colours and great coverage over large areas to achieve solid blocks of colour.
Original acrylic on canvas paintings and limited edition prints are available from my website and I also take on commissioned work.
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