The inception of this work came from a collaborated vision of yours truly, David Grudniski and photographer, Mathew Spidell.
It wasn’t until we agreed to work together on a creative project which we called “ the project”, that we discovered a mutual connection with the female form and began to define the word “beauty’.
Both of us had been creating photographs and paintings for over 30 years but had yet to deliver a body of work that reflected our passion for the human figure.
It was at the same time we realized that “beauty” was to broad a definition and that each person we met brought their own unique version of “beauty”to the table. To capture a women’s beauty on film or canvas we have to know who she is, that is why we start every photo session with a cup of tea and a good rap session.December 2010 began to develope an idea that would find natural and mutual ground for painting and photography. Unsure as to how this would manifest it’s self we found models and began to photograph and paint them.