Izzy has always been drawn to art, even as a young child, he had to be drawing, painting, sculpting, playing music or building something. The drive to create beautiful things was always there and he lives for that moment where a creation is done and he can step back and say “I did that”.
He still remembers his first official art class in Primary school, and it was nothing short of heaven for him. To have art taught in an academic classroom gave validation to the process of creating. It wasn’t until later after college where he was first introduced to photography and film. From the very beginning it was a perfect marriage.
He has viewed himself as an artist since the discovery of his gift. To position himself in any other way would be absurd. It is this uncompromising passion to create that has allowed his work to compete in the marketplace.
In defining his work, he views himself as an illusionist; creating images and stories that are larger than life.
“For me art is an extension of life. I believe my passion to create is built into my very DNA and that Art is not simply defined by the finished product, but by the process one pours into the very act of creating. It is an explosion of self expression poured out in the unending process of living. Creating is as natural as breathing.”