A traditional artist at heart, I've been referred to by friends over the years as the typical tortured artist; a masochistic introverted extrovert whose therapy for depression over the last decade and a half has been the pen and pencil. Since finding a true partner to share my life with a year ago after a series of radically life altering realizations, I've turned to paint, or rather, back to mixed media; with a renewed surge of vigour for self expression.
While my work tends to delve into the depths of my own mind-‐scape and soul, I tend to hear it allows others to consider their own when they normally would not.
I've been working digitally since my early teen years, from awkwardly painting 16bit coloured Ms-‐paint pictures with my mouse to working with 20k pixel files on my beloved digitizer. For over ten years this allowed me to work within the AAA video-‐game industry, aspiring to bring relatable, deeply personal and symbolic stories to audiences.
After undergoing a radical change in my life last year, leaving Europe yet again, chasing a ten year old romance, taking off every mask, pulling down my walls and de constructing myself... I am finally finding a bit of self-‐acceptance and a lot more courage. A desire to express myself with the skill-‐set I've acquired and a love for giving abstract ideas form.
I'm old enough to prefer honesty, no matter how painful it might be, above polite but empty conversations. I know the game, know the rules and they bore me. Why have intension of surrounding oneself with mystique, vagueness or hide behind abstraction? Pretending never tended ones truest needs.