I like to think of creating digital images as painting on the computer. I would never have thought of myself as a potential digital artist, but I discovered almost by accident the pleasure to be had from playing in Photoshop with the images of my drawings and paintings, thereby creating effects otherwise unobtainable, with rich, jewel-like colours and intricate textures. It takes many hours to manipulate them the way I want, often relying on happy accidents as the process of digital painting is very difficult to control. I am intrigued by the way that the same drawing or painting can be used to make digital images so very different from one another. Since I love colour, but also love drawing, it is wonderful to know when I am drawing that the results can later be used in this way.
Unlike many digital artists in the UK the use I have made of digital art has so far been more traditional, not less, than most of my other work, but I look forward to becoming more experimental as I explore new digital ideas. Indeed, the whole world of digital images is a truly exciting one.