This work is a highly detailed oil painting developed from a digital art piece.
Built up over many layers the resulting image captures the feeling I have for Manhattan. Vibrant, always changing, always moving and utterly wonderful.
Scale is important in Manhattan too and this is also part of the work. On your first visit there people tend to look up (a lot) and well they should. Titanic buildings tower like gods up to the heavens, its a life affirming sight. Then you start to look around and down and you see Manhattan is equally wonderful there too. Taxis whizz around, people live lives at a speed, the eye can barely rest.
I tried to capture the life of Manhattan. If you really want to feel it then you have to go.