The Devil's in the Details!
Ever since I started creating artwork I've been utterly obsessed. Details, details, details! As a child I remember I used to spend hours drawing crazily complex houses with dozens of rooms, each with their own unique, intricate, little furnishings. Now, hopefully having honed my skills at least a little over the years, I'm still fascinated by those super fine finishing touches that can turn a good artwork into something great. When I set out to create my paintings I always wanted to give people observing my work something more. I didn't want to create what I could call 'fast food' artwork. That sounds a little silly but bear with me! What I mean is that I didn't want artwork that warranted a cursory glance or that could be consumed quickly in one go. I wanted to create works that could be studied closely by the observer for a lengthy time and that, even then, they would still find new things in the image to contemplate. I wanted to make art that showed that particular attention had been paid to every single centimeter of the canvas.