Photographing Paintings

I am currently photographing some new paintings. It’s a slow careful process to get the exact colour and every detail of a painting right, but it’s worth it when your work is represented to its fullest truth.. After all it took weeks and months of dedication to create a meaningful piece or art in theContinue reading “Photographing Paintings”

Study For Painting : : March 15 

I love sketching with graphite, it allows a balance of freedom and control which is similar to charcoal. This is a sketch I did for painting in progress. Inspired by the eeie atmosphere of the landscape and woods I had walked a few days ago. I felt a strange empathy with my surroundings.   

Studies

Studies in oils on stretched paper that I incorporate into some of my paintings. I would abstract these further in the painting or just use as reference to evoke the narrative in the work. Sometimes I am satisfied enough with them as sketched and move just move on to the next.

A Photograph

‘Wishful’ 35mm film photo, darkroom precessed, scanned and digitally manipulated. Depression and anxiety comes without warning a lot of the time. I asked my son to pose for this image and he did so in a very willing and natural way. Thank you Aaron! xx

About My Painting : : 2015

Painting is an integral part of who I am, it is my primary form of expression which allows me to achieve a sense of belonging in the world. Painting is a way for me to investigate and resolve my place in areas of time and space in which I occupy. The environment I am mostContinue reading “About My Painting : : 2015”

Light Sensitivity

This is a light sensitised piece of paper from my sketchbook (very small sketch book, Approx A6). I love the involvement of my painterly techniques that liquid light sensitising allows. It resembles an organic type of conversation between my ‘painter’ and ‘photographer’ side. This is all too inevitable I feel.. I’m enjoying the collaboration ofContinue reading “Light Sensitivity”

Note To Self

I began a new painting today working in the larger scale. I had forgotten the feeling of freedom working larger had allowed me in the past. Its hard to explain. Like my physical movements against a canvas closer to my size make me feel immersed somewhat. Working large after many years is like a new experience toContinue reading “Note To Self”

From The Woods : Film Photography

I am preoccupied with thoughts of time and existence. I am not sure why, perhaps it is to do with my adoption and dealing with what that meant to me growing up..Or maybe it is just to do with my awareness of how short a time span we get to live on this tiny planet. It may beContinue reading “From The Woods : Film Photography”

Hello!

I am a painter and explorer of alternative photography. My studio is a combination of oil painting and darkroom utilities. I want to share my visual diary of painting and photography with the hope of connecting with other artists in the art community here at home and across the world. This is my first artistContinue reading “Hello!”