Painting in the studio can get pretty lonely at times. Unfortunately I don’t have a studio space that I share with others so when I am painting, I’m always by myself. But this does work out for me because I tend to delve into my own little world and disconnect with others around me while painting. My headphones are on, my music is blasting and I’m constantly moving around the canvas. Usually I don’t allow anyone to disturb me. If I had it my way, I’d be locked in a room and b
I’m often asked if I use reference images for my artwork and I’m not ashamed to admit I do. The images are not replicated to the tee but instead I use it to help with proportion and any lighting. Because my paintings are so abstract, I generally just use the outline of the figures as a guideline and use my own colours to alter the image. The end result is far from the original photo.
My drawings on the other hand tend to be quite realistic and I’ll draw the photo almost ex