Art, creativity and imagination have always played an important part in my life, although I have only started to fully concentrate on painting a few years ago.
This passion has always been part of me. I have finally given up my work as a general manager in industry – to dedicate all my time to painting. At last I do what I have always wanted to do. It is simply that a dream has finally come true.
Even during my years at secondary school my paintings were awarded prizes and I should have enrolled in art classes after I passed my A-levels. In fact, a renowned company manufacturing ceramics offered me a scholarship, which I was unable to accept at the time.
I have always kept up with painting as landscapes and images, abstract and impressionist. Since some years now I am able to paint full-time and fill canvas after canvas with my ideas.
My new studio is right in the centre of the village of Arcegno, surrounded by wooded hills, near to Ascona, a well-known tourist centre at the Lago Maggiore in the South of Switzerland.
I apply the paints directly to the canvas with a spatula. I usually use acrylic paints. The reason is probably because I am a pragmatist, even when I paint. My style is like my temperament – quick. Painting with a spatula and acrylic paints, which dry in less than an hour, is totally in line with my mentality. I prefer strong, vibrant ... Read More