” I am a contemporary artist that uses photography, photo manipulation and painting to create distorted portraits. I use old masters painting and lighting techniques within my work as I like to connect these old ways of working with today’s available technology. My work has been about giving the inner psyche a physical appearance through portraiture, and in a way it is my own personal therapy.
I use Photoshop and other editing programs to warp portraits in different ways, and then paint them on a much larger scale so they have an impact on the viewer. I paint specifically for myself and not others but I find it special when other people connect with my work. It’s not about them seeing the same painting or idea as I do, it is about creating an atmosphere and allowing the viewer to portray the artwork in their own way. “