WHY WORK AS A DIGITAL ARTIST?
I do not look at myself as a “digital artist,” I look at myself as an artist that uses the latest tools to express my vision and create art for the 21st-century.
I became involved in this form of expression in the 90’s when computers and technology became a part of our lives. I used to work
in oils but felt that today’s technology allowed me to create art that was a truer reflection of the times we live in. Technology and computers are an integral part of our everyday lives; it seemed natural and truer to use these tools to create art that speaks to how
we live today.
Regardless of the tools, I have always started with a concept or visual statement in mind. The differences between doing an oil painting and a digital painting are not that great. With my digital work there still is a lot of drawing involved--I am just using a stylus instead of a pencil. When I painted in oils I used a lot of glazes to build up depth and color and with today’s software I still use the same slow process of multiple layers which are built up to achieve depth and power. I think the main differences are in two areas. My digital work takes 2-3 times longer than an oil painting because the work is so much more complex, and I have to go through the final steps with the lab to produce the final piece. Overall, my creative process has remained very similar from medium to medium.
My objective is to create compelling and unique work. I want my viewers to be surprised and dazzled by what they are experiencing. By using todays technology I am better able to create art that reflects how we live today and speaks to a deeper meaning about how technology integrates into every aspect of our lives.
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