I have been painting my whole life. Creating art is time-consuming, messy, and underappreciated, but I do it anyway, because this is how I express my understanding of life.
My art focuses mostly on women and animals, and their life journeys.
Since childhood I was fascinated by strong and independent women. I found them to be generous, wise, and extremely humorous. I enjoyed listening to their stories about the meaning of life and keeping up with the chores. Being a single mother, I recognized how challenging it is to work, take care of the kid, study, and stay open-minded and thoughtful.
In my paintings I am trying to capture life, mental torment, enlightenment and peace from a woman’s perspective.
Very often I add animals to my paintings, to create a cozy mood. As a child, I spent a lot of time outside, playing with stray dogs and cats, or in a field looking for butterflies and grasshoppers. Those were the best times. The animals I spent time with were my extended family, and I always felt safe with them. So, adding animals to my paintings, is like adding a thought of your favorite relative that conveys nothing but love.
While I am painting, I think of the balance between colors, shapes and contrast. Most of my paintings have an indistinctive background, to emphasize a bright and distinctive character in the front. I keep the faces well-lit and smooth, to suggest inner light and serenity.
Each piece of my artwork is unique. I use different combinations of colors and shapes each time it helps me to stay versatile and maintain my style.
It feels very natural to be an artist, because paint is my voice, with which I tell my story to the world. ...