Hand Cut Stencils

All stencils used for all the portraits and pictures shown on this site are hand cut – it is what makes my creative process special.

Why hand-cut stencils?

Much of the innovation and development of art throughout history has been through the hands on process of creating works of art. A slight slip will create a pleasing effect. A creative emphasis of one shaded area will liven a picture. The final effect of a hand-cut stencil is it will not be a photo-exact replica of the original photograph but an impression of it.

Hand-cut stencils allow me to express my creativity in the artwork.