Some time ago I have started using mixed media and almost all of my artwork started with a new process. I have started applying gesso, wax or polyfilla using palette knife to create the suggestion of the marks. Most of my work turned out exactly as I wanted but some just did not work at all. The above piece has gone through a journey of three views. Each time I was changing the scene to bring the best out of it but sometimes it didn't wok in the end. Finally I thought what i
How do I become a better artist?
Speaking from the personal experience I found that the last stage which is all about adding the details, working on the contrast and shadows does not help me to improve my skills although it takes a lot of time. The stage before that, when I work on composition, right shapes is the stage I learn the most from. Would you agree? Maybe landscapes are the best example to see exactly what I mean. Let say we paint a portrait or a city. In both cases if the fundamental part goes wro
New contemporary landscapes
Take a look at my new contemporary landscapes full of texture and interesting marks. All pieces have been inspired by some of my favourite locations I have visited in the last few years such as Cornwall, Skiathos and Cotgrave Park. These places have been living in my memory for a while until they were ready to back in a form of a contemporary landscape. I love creating these unique pieces as they are made by suggestions only, which means you can connect with them and imagine
Painting naval battles
I was wondering why I like painting marine pieces so much, why am I drawn to harbours? I used to joke about it saying that: 'I must have been a pirate in my previous life'. Today I realised that history was and still is a big part of my life. I wouldn't decide to study law if I didn't like reading about it. I remember how much I used to enjoy reading about historical moments and imaging what could it look like in details. It helped me to remember all facts for longer. Today