ArtSpin

ArtSpin™ has been operating as an artist and art publisher since 2002, and is owned by a quietly anonymous, early-60s traditional designer/artist with a childlike curiosity about the world. These days, I'm mainly exploring painting using digital tools such as Krita, Rebelle, and a Wacom tablet, to create abstract, vintage, and highly simplified works across multiple genres and themes. I go where my curiosity takes me. I create what I need to create. I sell my prints on Vsual.

For me, art is simply an expression of what I'm feeling when I see something, whether in the real world or my (weird) head. I rarely fix "mistakes" in my artwork, because I find those little accidents and imperfections part of the process and they give the art character.

I explore a few styles that I am comfortable with. I enjoy simplified, minimalist shapes and forms, with a flat colour palette to achieve depth and perspective. I play with vintage and retro looks, often with textured surfaces and bright colour palettes. I sometimes use simple linework created with black ink washes, scratched markings, and digital pencils and pens. I enjoy creating abstract representations of things, eerie or quiet landscapes, flowers and trees that have never existed, moonlight, architecture and buildings, the strange, and do a few figurative works as well. I have a fascination (obsession?) with birch trees.

I enjoy, but don't limit myself to, the square format, and my art is intended to be smaller in scale. For example, the pieces below were drawn and painted with the intent to look their best between 12" and 18" square.