Why did you pick this picture?
I was asked to do this painting for a friend of mine. He had recently gone to Lisbon and was in Portugal for ten days. He had taken a photo from a rooftop of where he was staying at night, and really wanted it to be turned into an abstract painting. I love taking requests and collaborating with people when creating artwork!
Where did the idea for this artwork come from?
After I was given the photo, it took me three tries to really express what I wanted to. I wanted to try and capture the bright, blurry lights of a city at night while keeping the dramatic shadows and dark tones in the original photograph. ,
What does this art mean to you?
I love to collaborate with people to create a custom piece they are completely satisfied with.
A lot of the time when I am given a description of what someone would like it can be very vague, but to work with the customer and create something entirely original for them is an amazing feeling. I love to give people an artwork they have a personal connection to.
What can you tell us about yourself?
I am a painter and visual art teacher in the Greater Toronto Area. Any creative outlet I can involve myself in I love! Whether it’s sculpture, drawing, or print-making. I am very fortunate that I get to spend my days collaborating, and surrounded by creativity.
What more can you tell us about your art?
Besides the requests I frequently paint for people, I love to create abstract works based on personal experiences, and photos I have taken while traveling. I tend to use minimal colours in my palette, but try to get them as bold as possible. I combine different techniques including paint washes, palette knife painting, and detailed brush work in all of my pieces. It can be a slow, painstaking process of layering, but it is all very purposeful work.
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Inspired by a recent trip to Lisbon, this abstract cityscape is on a 15" x 30" canvas. Custom work as requested by @tyler.stevens . . . . . . . #arts_spotlight #elite_arts #artflowsessions #palette #colourpalette #progresspic #ooak #painting #blankcanvas #goldenpaints #paintbrush #turquoise #acrylicpaint #abstractart #abstractogram #travel #lisbon #portugal #europe #interiordesign #interiordecor #exposedbrick