For me, art is a visual journey of life.
It was something I had in mind for a very long time and it was to create a period in my life in pictures.
The dark years are a collection of artworks that I created telling a visual story about my lowest part of my life.
I have kept and written diaries about that period in my life, then in 2005 I started to learn digital art and it was soon after I set about creating the dark years in art.
Some of my work is about depression and fear, loneliness and desolation. That was all in the past and many years ago. Today I create the dark years in my artwork and events that have occurred at some stage in my life.
I appear in some of the images that I have created. It’s about my life and I wanted to be part of that story.
The two images called “agoraphobia and can you keep a secret” that is actually me re-living the dark years.
Moving away from that subject, I am very influenced on Belgian artist Rene Magritte and his surrealism art. It’s when I first saw his work, it was then I decided that was the style of artwork I wanted to create.
My work is digital composites and I create them in photoshop using the wacom intuos graphics tablet. All images used are photos that I have taken myself or purchased from a stock photo agency.
Learn more about Philip Mckay: http://philipmckaydigitalart.com/
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