I believe that digital painting is a new technique and new direction
in art. I am very comfortable with working with the new digital media.
I use painting techniques to create digital paintings directly on the
computer. Digital painting software give artists a similar environment
to a physical painter: a canvas, painting tools, mixing palettes and a
multitude of color options to create an artwork. I start on a blank canvas
on the monitor, using a digital paintbrush stylus. I use the exact same
motions and techniques as if applying a traditional paintbrush to a canvas.
I love painting this way since it allows total control over color and
light. This allows me to bring out the emotional expressiveness of the
image. When the digital painting is complete, I transfer the fine art
to a canvas or print it onto a high, museum quality paper. I think the
main task of the modern artist is to find one's own voice as an expression
of their personality projected onto the art. As an artist, one needs to
experiment with different techniques and styles that open one's mind and
stimulates one's creativity.
Painting has always been a matter of interest, particularly for personal
enjoyment. It was originally a classic hobby, but has evolved during my
life. The goal: to turn a feeling into a picture, to explain the vision
in my mind's eye to the viewer, with colours and lines, and to interpret
what I feel.