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Portraits and faces



- Modern depiction of David's face (Michelangelo)

Made using aquarelles softened with water to give it the consistency of water colours.  Darker lines made with ink post drying of the first layer of pigments.

Cut horizontally from an A3 pad for a panoramic effect.  220 GSM

Modernized anatomical face

This modern depiction of the muscular and skeletal structures of the face was made as a precursor of the full Anatomical study displayed on this website.  It has been donated to the college I attended from 2015.

A3 / 220 GSM

White on black Medusa

Done with white aquarelle on black pastel paper.  Working inversely with respect to colours in a challenge every artist understands.

A3 / 160 GSM


Double portrait

Commissioned for a wedding anniversary.  Pencil - A3 / 220 GSM

Pet Portrait

A4 Canvas using oils

Pet portraits are becoming ever more popular and being a pet owner myself I don't find it hard to understand why the memory of the unrequited love of a pet shouldn't be immortalized in a painting.  



Sotto la pelle

- on A2 black paper 220GSM using aquarelles and chalk pastels

I was inspired to create this depiction in response to how people dread images related to X-rays and skeletons as this reminds them of sickness and death.  With the correct use of colour and proportion I sought to challenge this idea and produce an drawing which is appealing to look at despite the underlying nature of what is being shown. 


All features, from the skull to the hand and butterfly are drawn using precise anatomical proportions thus complement the objectivity of my scientific theme.  One example which shows how art could inspire curiosity in viewers is when I was asked by a young art student why I didn't add muscles to the finger bones.  I stole the occasion to tell him that, to his surprise, given public belief, there are no muscles in fingers.  Also, you may add any science lesson you like to complement the drawing.

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Sapiens et neaderthalis

2 pieces, A2 each

Oils on wood primed with pseudo-vanta black

Oils mixed with glow in the dark pigment in designated areas to give a different aesthetic when in the dark.

Net combined  weight: aprox 4kg

The inspiration for this piece emerged after pondering the question; what happened to the Neanderthals?
No one technically knows the exact answer. One theory states that sapiens (us) outcompeted Neanderthals and fought to extinction. Taking a glance to sapiens nowadays, it comes to no surprise that a species so busy fighting and discriminating against its own members would turn on a slightly more distant cousin.
Sometimes, to truly unite people, it's best to turn out the lights. Like so, people wouldn't judge each other based on their outside appearance, but focus on what truly makes us shine. That's what in the core of each individual.

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Comments from the creators of LIT and BlK 2.0 pigments - used in the making of this artwork

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This piece depicts scientists in a lab inspired by the Chiaroscuro works of #Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

Invention in itself is morally neutral.
It is what you intend to do with said invention that sets #moral ground for your work 
The person at the back symbolises temptation that lurks on the shoulder of every scientist-inventor at the moment of discovery.
Self-discipline and good-will are two values which give intellect the #humanity it needs to move us forward.

In the same way how some of the most impactful people had their legacy crystallised in paintings, it is only logical to give our scientists the same treatment.

A1 | in oils on canvas, finished in varnish




oils on canvas

34" x 25"

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The 3 Audiences

 A1 | in oils on canvas, finished in varnish

New ideas, no matter how innovative or game changing will always be met with 3 flavours of audiences:
- those who will be very critical or hesitant 
- those who will be happy for you 
- those who simply don't care 

With this piece I sought to capture these audiences as the 3 standing figures representing each audience in order from left to right.

Inspired by the Chiaroscuro works of Michelangelo

"For a significant period of time, the critical and hesitant audience will seem like it is the only audience you have, represented by how the individual representing said audience is the closest to the inventor.
Though, positive support will be close by, all you need sometimes is to look over your shoulder."

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