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Symphony In Blue

UK, - June 14th, 2015

Symphony in Blue Initially I began editing some proofs of my last screen prints that had been littering my studio for some time. My only intention was to make some original publicity cards and clear away the unwanted proofs. I soon became very excited at what started to emerge. Striking abstract images began to appear, being instantly created with the cut of a knife. It immediately struck me that more could be made of this process as I desperately searched for more hidden images. After some experimentation and much deliberation I started to develop a strict method of working, selecting and cropping images within a predetermined area of 6" x 4". At times this became frustrating. Instead of applying a medium to a surface and building up an image, I was subtracting from one work to make another. It is direct and cannot be altered. Around this time I had also been liste...

Four Season Cycle Art Book

Uk, - July 23rd, 2011

Four Season Cycle Cycle is a collection of Photofusion artwork that captures, illustrates and portrays moments of nature’s great cycle - the 4 seasons. It is not a definitive collection and as with nature it will change and grow with future cycles. Each artwork begins with a series of photographs, something random, something composed, something noticed, a moment captured in the cycle. After a lengthy selection process the most interesting photographs are separated and grouped together ready for the next stage . Using photo editing software all of the selected images are filtered with paint effects. They are then blended and fused back with the originals. An evolutionary process of applying effects, blending and fusing continues until I feel I have the right images for the final art. The last process and perhaps one of the most exciting is the application of symmetry whilst construc...