1 St Giles
Oxford OX1 3JS, England

Artist Jeremy Sutton, known for his lively and colourful portraits that capture the essence of his subjects, will create two portraits in a live portrait drawing session using first traditional media (crayon / pastel / gouache) and then painting with digital media (Macintosh computer / Corel Painter / Wacom tablet). As Jeremy builds up each portrait he will share his insights into his creative process, inspirations, tools and technology. This art-in-action demonstration and comparison of media will provide a concrete framework for discussing the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of digital media for the twenty first century artist. Topics covered in this talk will include:

* The reasons why Jeremy loves painting in the digital medium.
* The paradigm shift in the language of art such as the redefining of the meaning of words such as 'painting' and 'original'.
* The common threads that are independent of media, such as the story behind every painting.
* The role of the Internet in the business of making and selling art.

Official Website: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/events/details.cfm?id=132

Added by cubicgarden on January 29, 2007