Salvator Mundi

Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by roz


I've been following DaVinci's painting, Salvator Mundi, as it picks up an astounding $450,000,000 at auction.

Many artists have created their own versions of The Saviour, so I thought I'd paint my own. Painted on the new Microsoft Surface Pro, using Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro, available from the Microsoft Store.

Roz Hall Salvator Mundi digital art

Salvator Mundi (2018) painted on Surface Pro

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.

VMWorld 2017, Barcalona

Posted on: September 20th, 2017 by roz


I was invited to attend the VMWorld 2017 conference in Barcelona to help celebrate the diversity of VMWare users.

Armed with a photographer and my trusty Surface Pro, I spent the two days painting as many of the conference attendees as possible. The final portraits will be used in a wide variety of different ways online and in social media. Each portrait was painted in around 20 minutes, using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

VM inclusion image

You can view all of the portraits by following this link

Mirror (2017)

Posted on: August 19th, 2017 by roz


Digital artist selfie

I wanted to see how far I could push the Surface Pro 4, in terms of canvas size and detail. This painting, done using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, measures at around 1.2 meters squared at 300dpi. I lost count of the number of layers, but it was probably around 10 after merging a few.

I only have the 4GB i5 model and this managed to run fine for this painting. On a number of occasions, I'd lose the Sketchbook UI and have to restart the app, but no paintings were ever lost. I've reported this to Autodesk but assume it could be a memory issue.

Ideally I'd like to live stream some of my painting sessions, but the 4GB i5 Surface seems to underpowered to do this whilst painting, which is a shame as I'm able to do this on my iPad Air 2 with Periscope built into Procreate.

If anyone has any suggestions, please get in touch!

William (2017)

Posted on: August 5th, 2017 by roz


It has been a summer of catching up with family, and this has given me a wonderful opportunity to (finally) paint my nephew. I can't believe he's got this far without being 'got'!

The portrait was painted on a Surface Pro 4 using Sketchbook Pro app.

Surface UK launch

Posted on: June 23rd, 2017 by roz


I was invited to the UK launch of the new Surface line-up; Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and Surface Studio. Taking place on the roof garden of John Lewis on Oxford Street, I had a chance to demonstrate the new hardware to the press and public.


Artist talk: London Institute of Education

Posted on: February 16th, 2017 by roz



I have been invited to speak at the Art in Action: The Creative Process event in March 2017. I'll be talking about the Mobile Digital Art movement and talking about my journey as an artist. I'll also be giving a live demonstration by painting a member of the audience.

Other speakers on the day will be Grayson Perry, Martin Parr and Rebecca Wright.

For more details, please check out their website

Microsoft Close-ups

Posted on: April 14th, 2016 by roz


Roz surface artist

I've been featured on Microsoft social media, demonstrating my use of Surface Pro 4 and Adobe Creative Cloud. The shoot, in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, was great fun and I hope this comes across. To see the full spread, click here

London super comic con 2016

Posted on: February 27th, 2016 by roz


I was invited by fellow Mobile Digital Artist, Paul Kercal to take part in some live painting at the London super comic com 2016. Alongside students from Guildford College and attendees of the conference, we painted the wonderful cosplayers, using Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Promethean Activtouch Panels using ArtRage app.


Pencil Kings podcast interview

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by roz


Pencil Kings podcast

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak to Mitch from to talk about my mobile digital art. We cover the tools I use, the apps I like and speak on the subject of making art accessible to all.

Pencil Kings is a great educational art website, offering courses, live workshops and an active community of beginners and professional.

You can subscribe to the Pencil King podcast here