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Using multiple mediums to create art

Like everything else in the world art is changing too, art has always challenged people’s minds as to what exactly is considered art. Today not only is a shark suspended in formaldehyde in a glass-panel display case by Damien Hirst. Or an unmade bed by Tracey Emin. On both occasions one could ask is it art? Well who am I to say, I guess if it is in a gallery then it is art, like the notorious sculpture described by many as a “pile of bricks” is featuring at Huddersfield Art Gallery. The Tate Gallery’s purchase of Carl Andre’s Equivalent VIII caused a storm in 1976, with critics asking why public money had been spent on the artwork.

Here whilst not exactly traditional in the form of actual paints I will be showing so digital artworks that can be printed on canvas and with a textured hand-applied layer of varnish would rival any picture in an art gallery (I don’t think you could tell if it was traditionally painted or digitally created) and that is my goal. So I hope you like my experimentations of the digital and multimedia forms.

Work In Progress

New Zealand Paintings

West Coast Beach Painting

This is a work in progress I have currently spent around 3 hours on this painting so far and about 40% done – a long way to go before completion.

Waiheke Is Palm Beach Painting

One of my favourite places in the world. It makes my heart sing whenever I think about Waiheke Island. I have spent 6 hours on this so far, I have quite a bit to do but happy with the progress so far.

Bay of Islands Painting

This work in progress painting, will be a different colour palette from my other paintings . Just the base layer has been put down for this painting.