I have had a love of art since an early age. I gained a Diploma in Art and Design, and later spent 3 years at Lincoln University (Hull School of Art). I have interests in portrait and figure painting, but have worked with most media, including oil, pastel, charcoal, 3d modelling, printing, acrylic, inks and photography.
Amongst many, many others, I admire the works of Munch, Modigliani, Goya, Lovis Corinth, Gary Hume, Paula Rego, Rembrandt, Lucean Freud, Picasso, Brecht, and the German Expressionists.
I have recently become unable to continue painting in oils and canvas etc., so I decided to learn how to paint digitally. I couldn't contemplate giving up painting altogether and digital painting has proven to be the solution for me as I needed some vehicle to allow me to express my love of art and ideas etc. It has also provided me with a motivation to overcome the challenges that are facing me.
I currently use a Huion GT220 graphics pen monitor, and the software I use is Corel Painter 2017, ArtRage, Paintstorm Studio, and Rebelle. With the occasional use of photoshop.