Neo-Pointillism Pen and ink studies
The contrast of natural and technical is very apparent in Dignans’ pieces. Employing pen and colored inks in a self-taught neo-pointillist technique, Dignan conjures up the landscape of British Columbia in stylized compositions that project a synthesis of sensuality and precision. The bold quality of line work contrasts marvelously with the soft hues of Dignan’s pointillism, achieved through an individualized selection of colors rather than the palette of primary colors used in traditional pointillism. His draftsmanship is meticulous as he approaches his work with an innate ability to fully express his mood through his innovative style of pointillism, color saturation, and original composition.
My drawings are a reflection of how I feel about my life at the time that I am drawing them. I interpret photographs, dreams and natural landscapes into a stylized reflection of that feeling reality; one that is ever changing. I would like my work to portray a sense of that “Changing Reality” around and inside of us all.”