I paint from my own collection of specimens and this specimen came from Covent garden market many years ago, the size and colours of this beetle mesmerised me.
I can remember many hours staring into specimen cabinets at the Natural history museum in London and endless source of inspiration. Painting digitally, allows me to paint details often unseen with the human eye, giving the viewer a greater appreciation of the specimen they are looking at. The result is a larger than life size painting which gives maximum impact.
Each one of my small editions are hand finished in oil glazes and varnish. This gives each artwork unique qualities, depth and quality.
Digital painting, printed on fine art canvas and hand finished in oils.