The Art of Seeing: Exploring Outlines and Edges

What is the Use of Outline in Art?

Outlines are fundamental in art, providing a structure and foundation upon which the rest of the artwork rests.  The world of art is vast, and every artist has a signature approach. For me, the allure lies in the beauty of outlines and edges.  They not only define an object but also bring clarity, separating the foreground from the background and one entity from another.


Artists have long explored the interplay of light and shadow, form and void, trying to capture the essence of their subjects. Pablo Picasso once said, “There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” My transformation journey revolves around capturing the world in its simplest forms – through the beauty of outlines and edges.

What are Edges in Drawing? The Power of Defining Spaces

The power of outlines and edges is profound. They define the shape of an object and its spatial relationship with its surroundings. It’s a view that stems from my deep-rooted love for patterns, shapes, and colours. In the vast spectrum of artistic expression, I’ve always felt that the way objects are outlined, and the way their edges interact with the space around them, creates a compelling narrative.

From Scientist to Artist: A Unique Perspective

Emerging from a scientific background, I naturally gravitate towards precision and detail. The scientist in me still finds wonder in categorisation and analysis. Yet, instead of complex chemical structures or meticulous equations, it’s the crisp, clean lines and vibrant blocks of colour that fascinate me now.

What can we learn from Egon Schiele?

The mesmerising works of artists like Egon Schiele and Charles Sheeler have been a source of inspiration. Their ability to delineate the edges of their subjects, be it a person or an industrial landscape, imparts raw energy and emotion into their creations. This is the realm where form and composition meld seamlessly, offering viewers a distinct, unforgettable experience.

What are the 7 Ways of Seeing?

While there are numerous ways of perceiving art, my journey has been a testament to evolving perspectives. My pieces often present a marriage of science and art, reflecting my transformation from a scientist to a passionate visual artist.  Every line in my paintings is meticulously drawn, every edge carefully defined, all to produce art that stimulates the visual senses and leaves viewers with a sense of pleasure and fulfilment.

Embracing Minimalism in a Complex World: The Art of Contour Drawing

In a world brimming with details and, I aim to strip away the noise and present a reduced palette, capturing my view of compositions.  As David Hockney once said, “Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus!”  In this spirit, my work, firmly grounded in the art of seeing outlines and edges, aspires to move, inspire, and resonate.


If you’re intrigued by a unique style that pivots around outlines, edges, and patterns, take a closer look at my collection of work. Here, you’ll find the precision of science and the liberating essence of art unite, producing creations that echo the influences of iconic artists and resonate with my own personal experiences.


The beauty of art lies in its myriad of interpretations, and through my paintings, I hope to share my distinct perspective with you.  A perspective where the world is seen not in volumes but in the spellbinding magic of outlines and edges.

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