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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 pencilkings.com 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

Spring Giveaway winner

Posted on: April 27th, 2015 by roz

 

I have completed the portrait of my Spring Giveaway winner. The winning selfie was snapped by @HEAVAH007 on Instagram. 

The portrait was painted on my iPad Air 2 using Procreate and the Maglus stylus by Applydea. 

  

I'd like to give a big THANKS to everyone who entered. Keep your eyes on my site for any future possible giveaways. 

ChArt evening of video art: Pallant House Gallery

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by roz

 

Still from "Just Dance" by Anupong Charoenmitr

Still from "Just Dance" by Anupong Charoenmitr

I will be hosting an evening of video art for ChArt TV at the beautiful Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.

Showcasing video art created by local and international contemporary artists, I have been fortunate to have been invited to curate these bi-annual events.

Entry is £2 and includes access to all current exhibitions, from 6-8pm on Thursday 9th April.

For more information, please visit the Pallant House Gallery website

Video Art event at Pallant House Gallery

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by roz

 

 

Are you a video artist? Would you like to get your work shown at the wonderful Pallant House Gallery in Chichester? We are looking for short video pieces to show at an evening of video art. The theme is Figure & Rhythm

If you would like to be considered, please upload your artwork onto Vimeo and email the link to roz.hall@outlook.com

 

Digital Portrait Giveaway!

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by roz

 



Spring is in the air and I'm looking for someone to paint. Follow the instructions above to be in with a chance of winning your own original digital portrait. 

Selfies and Doppelgängers

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by roz

 

When my portraits appeared in the Apple Stores as part of their Start Something New campaign, I never expected it to lead to this.

I have been contacted by many people, from around the world, who say that they resemble my self portrait in the collection.

Here are a select few who have been find enough to share their (handsome) faces with me.

If you look like the portrait, or know anyone who does, you can join the cult gang by using the #doppelroz hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

iPad painting video process

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 by roz

 

The Gurn#2

The Gurn 2 youtube videoClick on the image above to go to the YouTube process video for my iPad painting The Gurn#2. It was painted on iPad Air 2 using the Procreate app and the DotPen stylus.

 

iPad Art workshop at Covent Garden Apple Store, London

Posted on: January 24th, 2015 by roz

 

Apple Store Covent Garden

I have been asked by Apple to run a iPad portrait painting workshop at the flagship Apple Store in London's Covent Garden (the world's largest Apple Store). I'll be talking about my involvement with the Start Something New campaign and showing how I go about painting my portraits using the Procreate app. The session is on Saturday 31st January at 2pm. It's free but spaces are limited, so reserve your place via the Covent Garden Apple site.

A new kind of iPad art

Posted on: January 24th, 2015 by roz

 

At the recent Matters Arising exhibition in Chichester, one of the pieces I exhibited was entitled 'Selfie'.

Selfie iPad art

It was an experimental piece, very simply an iPad fixed to the wall and framed below a Kosuthian plaque. The front-facing camera was switched on, and would display the image of anyone who stood within its gaze. There was a hole cut into the mounting allowing the subject access to the shutter button. This meant that the viewer could capture a selfie using the artwork.

I was curious to see if people would engage with it in a gallery setting and with no instructions. We are so often told not to touch the artwork, but this piece relied on audience participation to become complete.

I was also interested in the idea of self curation and digital ownership. We plaster our images across social networks, but these a carefully curated and edited to show only the side of us we would like the world to see. When you take a selfie with the artwork, you can't delete or edit it. You can't even view it back, it is now in the hands of the artist to do with what he wishes.

The video below shows the images captured over the month whilst in exhibition at the Matters Arising exhibition at artOne in Chichester.

iPad video selfie

Click on the image to go to my YouTube page, until I can figure out how to get video embedding to work with this theme.

 

Video: iPad art process for “The Gurn” (2014)

Posted on: January 11th, 2015 by roz

 

The iPad painting app, Procreate, allows you to export video recordings of your artworks being created. This video shows the process for "The Gurn" (2014).

ipad art youtube video

Click on the image to be taken to the Youtube video.