Graduate designer of Edinburgh College of Art, having worked in a varied range of creative industries I am increasingly drawn to painting and image making as a vital outlet for my creative process and interests.
A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, I have had a varied creative career in design and illustration including product ,furniture and landscape design and illustration for a wide range of publications and other clients.
Painting and digital art has increasingly become a fascination and a passion of mine and a vital creative outlet to explore my interest in spatial arrangement and interaction of form, texture and colour.
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New Abstract work: Mirrored Abstract; Quadrants 1
2 years ago
This is an abstract composition I've created from one
of my acrylic paintings on canvas, I've digitised the image to create a
screen print like effect that places emphasis on the forms and colour
contrasts within the work. I've then multiplied the work to create a
four way mirror image that creates a balance and flow and further impact
to the composition.
The intention is to keep the viewer's eye within the dimensions of the piece and to draw them ever inwards to the centre.
New Painting; Abstract: Blue Line
2 years ago
This is a recently completed acrylic
on canvas abstract work I've painted that further explores my interest
in the relationship of line and colour, formal and informal,positives
and negatives and spatial dynamics.
experimented with this painting by creating a partially 3D canvas
surface prior to applying paint to the surface, the idea is to create an
additional level of spatial contrasts in the work, almost ghost-like
ridges and edges which catch the paint as it's applied across the
surface, adding further textures and visual energies to the piece.
intention is to create energy in the work through the use of bold areas
of layered paint applied with broad strokes of palette knife, brush and
Rosa Luxemburg by David Abse. David exhibited at the latest @artroomsfairs edition in Rome. His work is available f… https://t.co/WQCltJ24WV
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