Website of freelance writer and artist Ali Kayn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
recent paintings by Ali  Kayn - humanscapes, fantasy landscapes, female nudes

Recent work: humanscapes
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Some people see humans, some see landscapes.

The members of this series are elementals; combining two or more of the classic four elements: earth, air, fire, and water.


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Mythological creatures, paintings by Ali Kayn, nymphs, female nude, fantasy
Recent work: Mythological Creatures
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Developing from the humanscapes, these mythological creatures are much more human in appearance.

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The floral pieces were commissioned, they are technically interesting to do, but not so much fun as messing with people's perceptions of what is real.

Do I have a serious agenda when I paint?

No. I enjoy the process.

My eye is constantly being caught by potential images, possible photographs, or suggestions of fantastic images. Whenever I have the opportunity I try to capture them.

Nowadays I usually make a pencil or pastel sketch in a notebook or on an odd bit of A4 paper (that printer tray is so handy), then I sketch the image on the canvas using a fine brush and off-white paint. I work in Acrylic because I don't have the patience to wait to paint over sections. I have a couple of 1 cm brushes, but I basically work with a brush not much bigger than an eye-liner brush.

Influences? Everything I see. Some of the things I read. Mannerism. Fauvism. Rodin wasn't a nice bloke but he was some artist, the same goes for Cezanne. When I was starting out I studied the works of Boris Vallejo, I love the way he uses colour.

What next? Well, I'm putting these images up for sale so that I can buy some more canvases and paint. I have a pile of nudes sketched out that will become either humanscapes or Mythological figures, plus I've been working on some nude studies done across multiple canvases.

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