I paint in oil and combine the techniques of old masters together with new styles in one painting, realism and contemporary sharing the same canvas. Using bold realistic figures painted next to the abstract and modern, creates a very surreal and compelling image. A controlled but expressive combination of painting textures mixed together to create a unique juxtaposition on canvas that pops out at the viewer in a very emotional and exciting way.
My style of painting has been influenced by formal training in 19th Century Academic Realism as well as other young contemporary artists. It's exciting for me to be creating work that is new in its style, and that fits the narrative of society today. I think it’s a reflection of our times due to the internet as the new generation, how broad our artistic tastes are since we are exposed to everything. I think in the future we will be much more interested in works of art that show a mastery of multiple styles.