About the Artist
I have been painting and drawing as a way of expressing myself since I was a child. It was my form of escape and exploring the visual world. Even before I really understood what that meant. As Bob Ross once said about the canvas, ‘This is your world and you can do anything you want.’
I was always drawn to portraits and wildlife artwork and fantasy art. My influences ranged from comics such as 2000AD, Spiderman and X-men and The Crow all the way over to the great renaissance artists. I was fascinated with detail and trying to understand how artists hundreds of years ago managed to paint such amazing and life like paintings. My goal was and still is to achieve that. Not just the details but the emotions and soul as well.
While I am probably best know for airbrush paintings, I also spend time drawing and sketching. Understanding form and tone. While you can be a good artist without being great at drawing, I believe you are better if you study gesture and composition. For these studies I often use either graphite pencil or charcoal and some times a mix of the 2.
Most of my art is done with the airbrush. While I might return to the traditional paint brush one day, when I started painting at 17 I struggled with the brush. It felt clumsy and unnatural. It was not until I picked up an airbrush around 2005 that I felt like I had found my way. Airbrushing is very versatile and can paint on a wide range of surfaces. The paints that are available are amazing both in terms of colour and what you can do with them. Between the paints and the tool I could spend a life time experimenting and trying new things.
I hope over the years to come you will continue to visit my website and view my latest works. I will always try to make my work varied and exciting. It might not always be what you expect but I will try to make it something that is exciting and challenging.