One of Corel’s elite artists talks surrealism and inspiring others
What’s your favourite new feature that was introduced in Corel Painter 2017?
I like the Dab Stencil brushes, which are great for developing organic, random-looking textures.
Are there any features you can think of that you would like to see in the next version of Painter?
I’d like to see Mesh Warp transformations, like those available in Photoshop, added to Painter.
What’s the best thing about being part of Corel’s Painter Master Elite?
Being able to inspire the next generation of digital artists.
What is your favourite thing about teaching people?
Knowing that I can provide free digital art education to people around the world.
What’s the best piece of advice that you have ever received?
Many clients have said to me that I should charge more for my work and stop selling myself short.
Are there any creative apps for mobile devices or tablets that you often use?
Lately, I’ve been enjoying using the Infinite Painter app on my Android phone.
Has working digitally replaced traditional art for you now? If not, do you think it ever will?
No. I’ll always use traditional media because I feel that it’s beneficial to do both.
What is your favourite thing to draw and why?
Surrealism, because I can paint realistically while putting my own spin on reality.
If you weren’t an artist, what would you like to be instead?
I’d like to be a musician or an actor. Something artsy… well, more than being a painter, at least!