“Paintography for me is the linking of a lifetime interest in painting and photography and my profession as a graphic designer. The purists of photography will have difficulty in accepting the transformations of my art, classing it outside of the description of photography altogether.

The passion I have for creative freedom and daring to be different by implementing the technical permutations of computer software generates an opportunity of multiple compilations


of the original photographic image into digital art in my own unique way. This will inevitably raise contention with the purist artists who believe that only physical manual brush strokes, daubed with coloured mud onto any suitable surface, can truly be called painting.

I hope to bring to your attention, my belief that paintography has a recognised place in the art world, a category and a place in its own right."

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“Paintography is a unique blend

of digital painting and photography”

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