Séamas preferred medium is oil, and he loves both contemporary and old approaches to the medium. He wants the audience to feel like they are in the presence of actual flesh and blood when his art is viewed. The study of human anatomy and classical painting techniques is important to, him but he loves to juxtapose this with abstraction, building a figure up to a certain point of realism and then abstracting something else in the same composition for contrast. A theme that often pops up in Séamas' work is violence and its psychological impact on its victims. Séamas has worked as a scenic painter and prop maker on a few local TV shows and films before, and Loving Vincent unified those two great parts of his life, painting and film-making, making it a dream project for me him.
"Working on Loving Vincent felt like being an apprentice in an old school, painting studio, painting in the style of our master. Only our master was Van Gogh. In that way he truly was resurrected."