The making of

DIGITAL FINE ART

All my designs are created digitally by hand. This sounds like an oxymoron, but I consider my work to be digital fine art. I prefer to create minimally with nothing but my finger being the brush on a computer touch pad. This tactile process involves drawing shapes and lines and carefully carving back (again using my finger as the eraser) to create shapes, layer upon layer.

My digital collages are created in a similar layered away. Adding new elements and manipulating multiple snippets until the final artwork takes shape.

All of my work is underpinned by my own photography and countless years of wandering around playing with light and form behind the lens.

 

Photo of a child walking in shallow water

Many moons ago I used to exclusively paint with acrylic on canvas but since discovering the digital art world, I have become immersed with a new artistic freedom.


Each design takes time to complete. Often a day or even a week can go by on a single artwork. I don’t notice this time in the same way as my intuitive process is a satisfying worthy journey in itself.


Then there is magic....


Then there is the incredible moment of first seeing my art born into the physical world with vibrant pigment inks on paper. I can’t really explain the artist joy within seeing my work on the screen, now printed and alive in my hands. This….never gets old. It is magic.