I am a self-taught artist and I have been painting and drawing for as long as I can remember, I paint traditional subjects but specialise in portraiture.
My favourite medium is oil paints but I am familiar with most other mediums including coloured pencils, pastel pencils, pastel, etc.
These last couple of years have seen a major change in my way of painting partially due to the limited amount of space I have at home, my new medium is â€œDigitalâ€? painting with pixels if you like, now my workstation comprises of an office desk, a G5 PowerMac computer, two monitors, a Wacom Intuos graphics tablet and a printer with a facility to print directly onto printable CDs or DVDs The software packages I use are; Adobe CS 2.3 which includes Photoshop which is the application I use to paint with as well as many other interesting things, and Corel Painter X this is my preferred application for painting digitally.
Rather than print artwork onto my own printer which is too small for what I do anyway I send my finished artwork by email using an application called Pando to a professional printer who uses the printing methods called â€œGicleeâ€? to print onto canvas and top quality papers, size is also not an issue, a maximum of 40 inches high to any length. You can send large files upto 3 GIG using Pando, for more details regarding this application, go to:www.pando.com Does all this new technology mean that I have given up on the traditional mediums altogether? not on your life, if anything it has given me more power to express myself.
When I am teaching I still use traditional mediums such as oils, watercolour, pastel pencils, pastels, pencil and the wonderful new acrylic paint called "Atelier Interactive"etc., after all, what is art? â€¦it's creating images using any material you can lay your hands on isn't it?
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Acrylics, Coloured pencils, Drawing, Gouache, Oil, Oil pastel, Pastel, Pen And Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Printing, Water soluble pastels, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Animal or Wildlife, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Portrait or Figure, Still Life, Townscape or Streetscene