Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.

Magdalena Abakanowicz




If you are not going to copy a photo, since that's not really being creative, how do you then create what the robot will paint?
   Well, that's a darn good question!

My paintings usually start with an idea or artistic concept - like the foam in a cup of cappuccino.

Paul-and-Cappucinno Painting

“Well, how do I go from a cup of cappuccino to a large impressive painting?”

“Can I build a dynamic fluid simulator in software, and then develop brushstrokes from that?”


This is where fusion of art and science takes place, where numerous artificial intelligence technologies and layers of intricate software are employed to create the source material for the robot to paint.


Please enjoy these videos about my creative processes and paintings.

INSPIRATION FROM CUP TO PAINTING. A cup of cappuccino inspired me to create this large canvas.  With fluid dynamics as a starting point, computers and the robot create the finished painting.

CREATING THE CHAOS PAINTING. Utilizing a variety of artificial intelligence and other computing technologies, the painting Chaos is created.


WHAT TO PAINT? HOW ABOUT CREATING LIVING ENVIRONMENTS INSIDE THE COMPUTER? After building a robot that can execute his own designs, I begin to push the boundaries for computer-generated robotic art, and what is possible.

HOW CAN A ROBOT PAINT SOFT MIST? I show a work in progress and explains the various software ideas at play as he tries to create wispy, ethereal puffs of mist.


AH, RIGHT BRAIN WORK. IT’S NOT ALL TECHNICAL STUFF. Not all the work I do is at the computer. Much of the creativity needed comes from traditional artistic concepts.

DULCINEA PAINTS THE TIMBERS AND CHAOS PAINTING. This video was recorded while the robot Dulcinea was painting Chaos.