• Creative AI

    The Democratising Effect of AI Vs the Gatekeepers of Creativity

    Of course we understand that new and disruptive technologies have a divisive effect and undermine the established norms and structures that support them, that is why, by definition, they are disruptive. The advent of photography had the same impact on painting as the advent (and rapid evolution) of AI tools is currently having on a wide range of creative practice.…

  • Creative AI,  My Work

    New Work, Creative Process and AI

    It’s no secret that I’m an advocate of AI for creative work. In a recent post on Instagram for The Night Studio, I compared the fear of the rise of AI for creatives to the fear of photography when it first arrived. The tools are in some ways crude at the moment and I understand the contentions that creators have…

  • Creative Process

    Ideation Drawing -The Route to Better Composition

    Do you want to maximise the potential of your ideas? Ideation drawing is the solution. It involves quickly sketching out initial concepts for a project, without worrying about perfection. The focus is on generating a variety of first concept ideas and exploring different compositional possibilities. I’ve learned that this method can lead to more fully realised and  successful artwork. By…

  • My Work

    Painting: If Not Here Then Where

    This portrait of my partner completed in July 2021 and eitled ‘If Not Here Then Where’ is a deeply personal one that aims to capture a time when we were not sure if our location was the right one (we’re still not sure). We’ve spent years looking for other places to be the ‘right’ place to live but have decided…