I am consumed by the concept of a cultural zeitgeist, by ideas that are so large they have been shared amongst countless cultures over the ages. I am fascinated by what makes us human. My artwork centers around our religions and faith, our history and archaeology, our genders and emotions.
I paint nudes with a twist, no live humans are used in my works. I use the latest in 3D technology to explore the concept of humanity, posing, shaping, lighting and texturing my lifeless figures until they take on a life of their own. I then take the results and create a painting, bringing my humanity with all it’s flaws into the pristine computer generated render. I unite the possibilities of the computer with the unlimited possibilities of human ability to create a unique painting. I explore humanity by looking at what makes us people. our emotions, our beliefs, our fears and the ways we treat each other.
My paintings are unashamedly nude, but not erotic or titillating. They capture movement, gestures, emotion and encourage an empathic reaction in the viewer. The nude body is a beautiful, sensual, expressive entity and the human condition- the sum total of our beliefs and historical achievements is eternally fascinating. The beauty of the human form and the emotion evident in each gesture are endless sources of inspiration. The beauty of our diversity, of our beliefs- so different yet so eerily similar are driving forces in my art.