A life in Art
Painting for me is an expression, not of reality, but of a personal experience.
Everyone has a "child within" and by expressing these feelings I can communicate more easily through my art. I find detail unimportant and express myself with bold statements, use of primary colours and paint rhythms. My leading thought is that of growth, maturity and decay. It sometimes takes courage to let go of the usual techniques and open your eyes to see things differently.
Over the years I have developed different styles and I do not feel bound by any rules. Painting for me creates happiness and I hope I can pass on these positive feelings to others. My paintings are just like my life; a continuous search for alignment and harmony between people and element, body and soul.
My work reflect my inner feelings and is inspired by the abundant colours of other cultures, seen in my extensive travels. Constantly balancing figurative with abstract, I use the 4 elements of water, air, fire and earth in all my paintings.
I began drawing at the age of five, and by twelve I was already under the spell of Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.Although I made the early decision to become an artist, I was forced to work to support my family and my time for art studies was limited.