Tristan has had an extensive and varied career within the arts. He started out as a realist painter until his Fine Art degree where he discovered underground dance culture and the art that went with the scene. For the duration of his degree and for some years after, Tristan produced large-scale UV reactive backdrops which took the club and party world by storm and earned him ‘International Décor Artist of the Year’ in 2006.
After exhausting the club scene Tristan developed his style further through the use of Indian inks. Complex patterning and imagery enabled him to freely follow a purer creativity whilst still maintaining composition and structure.
More recently after a period spent overseas, Tristan returned to his realist painting roots. The architecture, culture and scenery he witnessed whilst travelling inspired him to explore his first love further. Tristan now paints highly detailed realist scenes, concentrating on tone and form with a subtle, yet beautiful use of colour.
Please visit my website at www.tristanbristow.com to see my recent realist paintings.