digital paintings

‘Digital painting 05’

‘Digital painting 01’

‘Digital painting 08’

‘Digital paintings’ are a series of abstract painterly artworks made entirely from web clipart images of brushstrokes, paint splatters and spray marks. These found elements are arranged into abstract compositions, exploring gesture and expression, but with source imagery usually used for website design and online marketing.

Velvety, dynamic paint splashes. Spray marks like urban graffiti. Varied aesthetic treatments of paint, each with their own cultural associations, are combined as layers and presented in a loose compositional unity. 

The series explores themes around art and artifice in a digital visual landscape, where appearances can be deceptive. Containing no original brushstrokes, the artworks are still capable of conveying personal expression.

Some pieces in this series have been produced as unique physical prints on canvas as well as digital artworks.