What I do
Digital paintings, digital ink and pencil drawings and illustrations.
My current focus for painting is wildlife but I love creating art for any subject I'm passionate about.
Wacom Cintiq 24HD pen display is my drawing board/canvas.
Mac Pro mid-2010, currently running OS X El Capitan.
The abstract pieces
start life as ink and pencil sketches in my notebook which are scanned into the computer and then rendered in either Photoshop CS5 using standard brushes or more recently Clip Studio Paint Pro.
A bit of background
I've drawn, painted and doodled for enjoyment all my life and often used it as a way to learn, remember things or just to relax.
After studying art to A-level, I followed another passion and pursued a varied but non-artistic career behind the scenes in Film and TV. I continued to draw mainly for fun (and quite possibly to kill time) with my experiences in the industry often informing my artwork.
Over time, I received a few commissions here and there that ranged from cartoons and drawings for private birthdays, special occasions and retirement gifts to published works in TV industry journals.
In 2015, after 23 years, having had quite enough of it all and feeling the need for change, I left the film industry to take up painting and drawing full-time.
About the name
'Cazabon' is a nickname given to me by friends in part due to my love of 'Middlemarch'.
Casaubon (as in Mister) mashed up with a shortening of my first name to Caz resulted in Cazabon. It stuck and is the name I’ve always used for my cartoons - examples of which will be up on the site soon.
No relation, no connection to the artist Michel-Jean Cazabon, whom I learnt of years later.
I live with my partner in North West London and when I'm not drawing or painting, I enjoy being out and about observing, photographing and being inspired by the wildlife that crosses my path.
That said, there's often so much of interest going on in our small but wildlife friendly garden that I can happily spend the best part of a day sat on the back porch taking it all in.
You can see the inspirations for some of my pieces in the pages of my wildlife art.
I'm also a movie buff, partial to the the odd video game or five and a sci-fi/fantasy geek who loves creating fan art for my favourite shows.