English painter David Hockney, who is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century, has had his iPhone for only four months, but he has already turned it into a hi-tech canvas.
Beth Hale of The Daily Mail has the story:
... Speaking about it last week the artist, who thinks calling his work digital art is as absurd as calling traditional drawing pencil art, said: 'The computer is a terrific medium.
'You miss some things, you miss texture for example, but you gain a lot. In a watercolour, once you put things down, that's it. With this you can move things about, change, make them bigger and smaller.'
For the moment his computer-created art is being printed in limited editions, which will sell for thousands of pounds. That is considerably less than some of his more traditional paintings fetch.