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Statement of Work

Roy Studios & Gallery

The broad category, Modern Art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was a movement that acknowledged that the world then was rapidly changing, and provided a venue for artists of the day to explore the art of the possible, breaking old rules and mores. It is under this mantel almost a century later, that I and other artists are using modern technology to create durable works of art.  We live in an age where the boundaries between the disciplines of fine art, photography, and high tech have become blurred by the digital revolution and the new materials that weren’t available even ten years ago. Digital technology is revolutionizing the way artists work and what we’re able to create.


Just as impressionist artists used field sketches a century ago as a starting point for subsequent work in the studio, digital images are the ‘field sketches’ of today and the jumping off point for creative adventures that know no boundaries. When I first started using photography as an art medium almost ten years ago, it was hard for most people to get their heads around it. If a camera was involved, it had to be ‘photography’ and couldn’t be called ‘art’. Since then there have been many break-through moments. An example was an exposition I had in Sarceau back in 2004. It was well received and well attended but there was initial confusion around the question “are the works ‘photography’ or where they ‘creations’”. Rather than engage in a debate about ‘what is art’, I figured a picture was worth a thousand works. I quickly printed several examples of the original digital images that were used as the basis (sketches) for the work and taped them to the sides of each canvas.


A power outage in a restaurant became After Closing, the first piece I ever sold:














The Original Photo

The Original Photo

The Original Photo

A reflection in a Paris Metro window became the Girl In Blue Hat:



A street scene became one of my most popular creations Paris Rain:



Anyway, the approach worked...the French immediately got it!


I am a self-taught photographer, artist, and technologist, who combines these skills to produce durable works of art that I hope you will find visually engaging and fun to live with.   The original digital images used to create my art are all my own, most captured from everyday life.  I use a computer  pallet of several million colors and a tablet with an electronic stylist to create the final works, which are then produced with pigment based inks on premium canvas or fine art paper in sizes ranging from 11x14 inches to full-size murals.  Works on canvas receive additional glazes and varnishes to achieve a variety of final effects.  All works are original, not reproductions. There are a few iconic images that I may use more than once, but each piece is digitally re-mastered and produced on different media with different finishes, so each creation is unique.