Art festival

Portrait painting at the Festival of Marketing

Posted on: October 14th, 2017 by roz


I was invited by Microsoft to demonstrate the Surface line-up at the Festival of Marketing at London's Tobacco Dock. Working on the new Surface Pro and the magnificently grand Surface Studio, I created portraits of the guests to give away.

LA Mobile Arts Festival – exhibition

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by roz No Comments



I am very pleased to have been invited to exhibit at this years Mobile Arts Festival in Los Angeles, California, by one of the festival sponsors, Autodesk. The LA Mobile Arts Festival is a 9 day mobile digital art ‘extravaganza’ to be held in Santa Monica, CA (Los Angeles) from August 18-26, 2012. The festival will feature multi-media artworks and installations–all produced with mobile digital devices.  An exciting event that will also coincide with the launch of’s iPrint store (a printing service created exclusively for the mobile art community).  Here is what is saying about the event:

Be a part of history in the making as the Santa Monica Art Studios present the LA Mobile Arts Festival. Los Angeles celebrates the pioneers of iPhoneography and the underground mobile arts movement with nine days of innovative iPhone art as well as  interactive digital, sculptural, film/video, and performances based iPhonic installations. It’s where art and tech unite. Located in the historic airplane hangar turned cutting-edge arts community and exhibition. Don’t miss out!

The Autodesk exhibition, entitled 20 Best of the Best, will show off what artists have created using Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro App on the iPad and iPhone.


The official program - (Link)


The LA Times - (Link)
The Huffington Post - (Link)

The Lumen Prize Exhibition

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by roz No Comments


Opportunity for digital artists

     iPad portrait of the artist Ben Rabe in Procreate
So many exhibitions are aimed at traditional artist mediums, which is why it is so nice to see this opportunity for digital artists to show their work in an artistic (as opposed to illustrative) setting. The Lumen Prize is the world's first international prize and tour celebrating the very best fine art created digitally.

Our shortlist and winning entries will start traveling the world as the Lumen Prize Exhibition in January 2013, appearing in top galleries and venues around the world. Work will be displayed on LED screens. In those areas without access to electronic display devices, the exhibition will be projected onto tarpaulins or walls.

 Participating galleries include Gallery 27, Cork Street, London; Plum Blossoms, Hong Kong; FQ Projects, Shanghai; Robert’s Books, Riga, Latvia as well as locations in Colombo and New York City. We are in discussions with galleries and venues in Melbourne, Berlin, and Harare.

I have entered two of my current portrait series, Red Beard and Rabe with the hope to being a part of this great world wide tour of digital art.


Portrait series

Posted on: June 26th, 2012 by roz No Comments


Portraits of iPad artists

I have done a series of portraits of fellow iPad artists, who I have been fortunate enough to have met via the many Flickr groups dedicated to Mobile Digital Artwork.

If you are an artist and have not yet used Flickr to share your work then I advise you to take a look.

Creating an account is free and it allows you to upload high resolution images of your work, which you can then exhibit in public groups. Some groups that are great for iPad art are:

Depending on your type of art, search for a group which suits your style or medium, or if you can't find one, try starting one up yourself.

iAMDA Unseen exhibition goes LIVE!

Posted on: May 25th, 2011 by roz No Comments


The online exhibition of artwork created purely on mobile devices has gone live online for all to see.
One of my paintings, "Snowblind" (2011), can be seen amongst others chosen by exhibition juror Michael James Miller, Associate Professor of Visual Arts at The University of Illinois.

I was honored to select work for the first ever iAMDA Juried Exhibition "Unseen". Since my own studio work investigates the impact of digital processes on contemporary culture, I was eager to see what artists were doing with this new visual platform. Certainly, the hand-held device is the latest in a series of revolutions that has empowered individuals to create anywhere, anytime, and immediately distribute to a wide audience. It seems that the photo studio, painter's easel, video camera, and sketchbook have collapsed into each other and now fit neatly inside the artist's pocket.
In choosing the works and awards for the show, I wanted to represent the breadth of artistic practice allowed by mobile devices. I was impressed with the quality of work in the pool, and the ability of participating artists to produce work that matched the appearance of "analog" processes. I was most engaged by those submissions that used the unique abilities of this new creative tool: mobility, spontaneity, and hybridity between hand-drawn and mechanical elements. These works highlighted a central question that all artists must address going forward, namely, what is the relationship between tradition and technology? I thank the iAMDA for inviting me to engage this compelling new field of visual inquiry and to expand my understanding of the question.

Sincerely, Mike Miller Associate Professor of Visual Arts University of Illinois at Springfield

Click here to view the gallery.
For more information regarding the International Association of Mobile Digital Artists please visit
If you have a smartphone or tablet device, why not try creating Art yourself and share with the rest of the world on Flickr?
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