This picture is based on a symmetrical mandala pattern I drew with a technical pen, scanned and added a woodgrain pattern from another scan, using different layering effects to add a bit of colour and contrast to the composition. The finished picture, though digitally composed, has plenty of organic texture from both wood and paper, and the fascinatingly imperfect lines one can only get from drawing by hand.
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Welcome to the gallery of Norwegian artist Hakon Soreide.
Drawing on a mixture of inspirations, I am such contrasting things as a former naval officer, a published poet, a keen photographer, enthusiastic recorder and native american flute player, and one day during Christmas 1999 - completely by chance - I also discovered I knew how to paint.
My work spans a wide variety of styles and media, all the way from traditional oils, pencil drawings and encaustics to digital paintings, 3D renderings and computer generated imagery, with styles ranging from the completely abstract to the sensually figurative.
2012 saw me moving from my native...
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