[CLICK ON THE IMAGES FOR LARGER FORMAT VERSIONS] One of a long and ongoing series of self portraits. In recent times these have often been influenced by the early works of Chuck Close.
I take these photographs of myself and often spending an hour or more taking shots and reviewing them, disguarding all but one or two from which I select the single best to work on.
I am a 'New Media' Artist and Photographer living and working in Bath. Starting as a conventional media artist (waterclours, acrylics, pen and ink etc) in recent years I have moved completely into the field of digital and new media fine arts. My works are created from under paintings drawn in a variety of sources - ranging from traditional mediums (watercolours, acrylics, inks etc) - to photographs, and original digital images, all of which are recomposed and/or finished digitally. I am convinced that the web is the key to the democratic future of the visual arts. I get much positive critical feedback from buyers of my art, and visitors to my on-line art sites, which together receive millions of hits each year. I also use the virtual environment to share critiques and associate with an international group of fellow artists, collectors and art lovers.The subjects and styles I employ in my art and photography range ascoss the entire face of modernism and incorporate elements of conceptual art.I am a member of the 'For Now' group of contemporary artists in Bath. David Lewis-BakerBath UK 2014New gallery of art and photography here: http://david-lewis-baker.smugmug.com/Art Gallery.co.uk site: http://www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/david_lewis-baker_2Yessy Site: http://www.yessy.com/DavidBaker/David Lewis-Baker's Flickr Fine Art Site: http://www.flickr.com/people/david_lewis_baker_arts/