Your paintings were exhibited in a museum in St. Albans. I had a chance to visit the city and neighbouring Hatfield back in 2016 and 2017. I have enjoyed it, there is a really impressive old church, beautiful streets. However, I didn’t know that there is also a museum.
St Albans is a beautiful historic cathedral city in South West Hertfordshire. Unfortunately, the 2020 University of Hertfordshire Art Show was a casualty of Coronavirus and so took place online. The museum is in the town hall building in the city centre. It is spread over three floors and well worth a visit!
I have read on your Facebook page, that you do digital sketches, which later turns out into traditional paintings. Which technique, digital or traditional, do you like the most and why?
They are very different but both important for my practice. The digital part is where I do the imaginative and creative work to produce designs and images. The thrill of turning these into large scale physical paintings is difficult to describe – seeing them come to life on canvas and knowing that they will be displayed and appreciated – hopefully for many years to come.
Can you tell a little about how your creative process look like?
Like many artists, the creative work starts with doodling, sketching and playing with ideas – either on paper or on computer. The ideas get developed into many variants – sometimes 30 or 40 of each concept with different geometries and colour palettes. I show them to family mostly and listen to comments – whether positive or negative. Then just a small number will end up painted onto canvas. I have a vast library of unpainted images.