I paint with professional grade acrylic paint because it is a novel medium, fully alive and overflowing with new possibilities. Being water-soluble, acrylics allow me to incorporate the dynamism of water into my art.
I paint on masonite: an exceptionally smooth, compressed wood substrate. I find the high-tech acrylic polymer emulsion benefits some form of grounding, and wood provides that; it brings the synthetic back down to earth. The luminous and ethereal aspects of my paintings are also balanced by the earthiness of wood.
The smoothness of the masonite enables me to create very fine details and delicate lines, giving my work a 'high-definition' quality.