My paintings start from a found photograph.
The photographs i select are either reproduced in printed form or are in actual form.
The age of the photo is important to me. I typically seek out imagery from the past, from Victorian studio portraiture to Magazine reproductions from the 1960s, 1970s and the 1980s.
The colour and degradation of these photos, albeit from differing decades have a surface quality, content and subject matter that i find crucial to the process of painting itself.
Untitled Oil on Canvas 2012