Let’s begin with what really makes my artwork unique and the part I love most of all.
It is full of real people and your stories!
With a new painting underway and the background almost painted in, I put a call out to my mailing list, Instagram & Facebook asking, ‘What would you be doing in this situation?’. And my gosh you bring it!
As I paint you in, I pay particular attention to your hairstyle as quite often that is the identifying factor when you are about 2cm tall. Tattoos and facial hair are always a challenge!
In an industry that can sometimes feel elitist, it feels very special to have a direct connection with you and create art which is accessible and makes you feel part of the process.
At this story stage I also seek out inspiring stories that bring an extra level of warmth to the painting. You can spot Swim Dem crew in ‘The Bathing Pond’. These guys are an inner-city, London based swim club that believe in the power of community and use swimming to empower others. Painting ‘Swim Dem’ on their caps needed the teeniest of brushes.
My collectors will know that juggling family life and insisting on very high-quality means that I don’t turn out volumes of work. But what I do create is always with the finest materials and immense amount of consideration. The use of highly pigmented acrylic paint provides beautiful clarity of colour. This quality is not lost in the printing process either as I use experts in the fine art industry who print using the best machines available and onto museum quality, fine art paper.
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