I’ve had a lifelong desire to be an artist. I have fulfilled that dream in many ways. However, attempts to paint in oils were…shall we say…not very successful. Now thanks to digital editing algorithms and digital image capture, I can at least pretend I’ve found a way to create the paintings I’ve always wanted to.
This little video is a presentation of faux paintings digitally created from my own photographs, made to appear like the paintings I wish I could paint, if I could actually paint.
Abbecombec offers unlimited opportunities for artists. One of my great hopes and goals for the future is to establish an artist in residence program. Each year aspiring talented artists would submit works for consideration for the residency. They would be provided with accommodation and support and be free to wander and to find inspiration and paint, photograph or otherwise create their interpretations of this magical place. Each year after their term is complete, their work would be juried, and top selections presented at a gala with art show and auction with proceeds going to further endow this program.