Ever since I saw Hockney splashing about on his iPad, I was fascinated to see how technology could rival my gouache and oil paintings. During a tarot card reading, I was advised to marry my artistic capabilities with technology, and this being 2002, we were facing a revolution in devices and programs. I threw myself into a crash course in Photoshop and the rest is history. Digital painting can go either one of two ways. Either a finely tuned approximation of the real thing, or a child’s finger painting fit for the fridge door.
Analogue paint can have a logical conclusion, but digital paint means no mistakes or limits. Which is why getting your hands dirty can actually be a quicker and more rewarding process. An Apple pencil is no substitute for inspiration or talent.