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  • My digital painting, Red Beard (a study of flesh under mixed lighting), was painted on iPad using Procreate when it had just recently been released. It was an experiment with the app’s “Old brush”, which gave a nice loose “painterly” feel that I’d been trying to capture within the digital medium. In 2012, Red Beard […]

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  • iPad painting self portrait for 2021. I try to do at least one each year. The NFT has been minted and it is available as a one-off on Opensea

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  • Scrolling through Twitter last night, it was moving to read so many personal accounts relating to mental health, the conversation triggered by Roman Kemp’s BBC iPlayer documentary looking at the rise in male suicide. In the past, I’ve used my artwork to work through difficult moments in my life. I was fortunate enough to get […]

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  • This is my #NHSheroes commission. I put out an invitation to local #NHS workers, and received a requests from a couple (both doctors) to complete a portrait of their daughters. Charcoal, conte, and gold leaf on paper

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  • During the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, frontline staff were still required to go to work to keep the country running, and risking their own safety. This portrait is of an NHS frontline worker, who was working directly with Covid-19 patients.

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  • Annunciation (2020)

    Annunciation (2020)
  • Digital Painting workshop

    I was fortunate enough to spend the day with 5 groups of pupils at a school in Hampshire to deliver iPad painting workshops. Focusing on still life and portraiture, I used iPads and Autodesk Sketchbook to demonstrate some of the advantages digital painting has over traditional mediums.

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  • Art in Action: London

    I was invited to talk at the Training Partnerships’ Art in Action day in London, alongside Royal Academy President Rebecca Salter, Turner Prize nominee Richard Billingham, and award-winning set designer Tom Piper MBE. My talk was introducing an audience of 900 AS and A-Level students to the Mobile Digital Art movement and included a short […]

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