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Half-Italian/half-Polish British-born artist-cum-photographer who earnt a living as a designer and artist between jobs as a teacher.

Started out as a comic book artist (first underground in the 70s to mainstream in the late 80s) before teaching art & photography to teens. Moved into computers, web-design, photo-manips, etc. before returning to teaching in 2002 (as an English teacher).

In 2006 I temporarily lost my sight (right in the middle of a lesson with Year 11s), regained it but then started on the slow downhill decline that comes with MS… including pain, fatigue, vision & cognitive problems, and tremors & spasms. All of which makes drawing, painting and photographing very difficult.

I’m now sorta-retired because of the symptoms, so until I curl up into a gibbering ball… I’ll try to get some art done… and get it up here.

Check out my work here on RedBubble…

  1. Nudes
  2. Portraits
  3. Paintings
  4. Drawings
  5. Religious

You can also find me on…

  1. My Website
  2. Google+
  3. My Blog
  4. DeviantART
  5. BlueCanvas
  6. Facebook
  7. Twitter
  8. MySpace
  9. Lulu

I’m currently working on developing my use of digital painting. Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, etc. are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software. Digital painting differs from other forms of digital art, particularly computer-generated art, in that it does not involve the computer rendering from a model, nor does it use the computer to automatically generate a pseudo-painting. Instead, the artist uses traditional painting techniques to create the digital painting directly on the computer as if it were just another brush or medium.

I create the painting, directly on my PC, by using various painting software. The tablet can be compared to a canvas or watercolor paper surface, while the stylus pen or mouse is my paintbrush.


All images © Jan Szafranski. Unauthorized use prohibited.

~Images in this gallery are protected by copyright. They are not stock and may not be used for manipulations, references, blogs, journals, share sites, etc. without express written consent.~|

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Journal

And so the final part is complete. Be warned, it's rather long and pretty pathetic

Drowning, not sinking. This is where I find myself today. Parts One and Two may describe my futile grasping at the sides of the great aspie cavern as I plummet, weighed down by abuse and being taken advantage of, but at long last my journey is at an end. Final moments, or a final gasp of air before the ripples obliterate my ever having lived? / Some of you (if indeed anyone has had the stamina or…
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment

And so onto Part 2...from there to here

When I began writing this latest post it was my original intention to open myself up over what I have been through these last few years. What instead happened was a much longer expose covering my autism, and its impact upon me which has lead up to the more recent pains. I guess it is unavoidable, as I am my autism and my autism is me. So here is the second part of what I wanted to share. Some of …
Posted over 3 years – Leave a comment

The beginning of the end, the toil of being autistic

It’s been a while since I updated this blog, so please be patient if I start to ramble. The intervening period has been a difficult one. Depression, suicide attempts, loss and emptiness were my only companions at that time. So, does my writing today mean that a page has turned for the better? / Sadly, no. / I am tired. Scratch that…I am exhausted. And I don’t mean the “bee…
Posted over 3 years – 2 comments

A (politically correct) seasonal wish ;-)

Please accept with no obligation, implicit or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practised within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice, with total respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions…
Posted almost 8 years – Leave a comment
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