I started painting later in life when I turned 40, in the late '90s. Pastels and digital art, later with oils, acrylics, watercolours and tempera. I began showing my work in galleries in 2003 in Los Angeles and New York. Then extensivey in Europe. I was fascinated by the mixing of various media and by digital art, which I believe is the future for many artists.
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In my explorations, I came across AquaDigiGraphy. In a nutshell, and for the past 10 years, I create artworks inspired by drawings and photos. I use them as a starting point to draw on and compose original portraits, landscapes, people, animal art and still-life in a variety of styles and compositions. It is unique to this process. Learn more about this technique.
I absolutely love creating with a large contemporary palette of tools. There are so many details and moments to make into art. After many years in Los Angeles and New York City, I currently work and reside in Provence, France.
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I named this art form AquaDigiGraphy because it combines watercolour (Aqua), digital art (Digital), and photography (Graphy). What is used to create? Pencils, watercolours & pastels. Oils & acrylics. Photography & Digital Art.
I typically work from a photo that the client supplies. I start by scanning the photo provided and then print it on fine art or rice paper. I then begin drawing and using materials such as watercolour and Japanese inks on the paper and then rescan. This process takes time as many stages take place.