I like my art to have an intellectual or philosophical foundation and as such, I am most interested in the thinking of the early Cubist painters and the visual brain. I also have fun experimenting with my methods and today that is all about technology but in the end it is the emotional impact and my mission that I am most concerned with.
I consider myself a traditional artist now incorporating technology into my practice. I believe that my hybrid digital painting is a way to take my art to a new level and to more effectively get my message out to those that matter most - victims, witnesses and survivors.
In 2010, I began to seriously draw on my iPad. I started with simple lines. Today, I am integrating traditional paint on canvas with digital technology. These are repurposed high-resolution images of my own large-scale unfinished paintings, in-process work, and original digital drawings which I re-process with various digital tools. I add a range of new elements and enhancements which may include various marks, masks, graphic overlays, animation and sound to the base image which I then reproduce as an individual image or video. They are prepared for HD display on TV monitors, as on-line presentations or as projections as large as 40 feet or more.
I have created a range of NFT ready sizes and formats. The following examples have all been specifically prepared for display on 4K TV monitors or NFT displays. Many are shown in 16x9 portrait mode but most can be easily reformatted for a 1x1 square display.
I also produce some as high-quality images printed on metallic paper bonded to aluminum composite panels.