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How I became a Painter

I am a self-taught artist. I’ve always loved colors and enjoyed observing patterns and shapes in my surroundings. But it was not until my mid-thirties that I got into painting as a form of creative expression - in a very playful and personal way at first.

From 2010, when I moved to Ibiza and, in a way, ended up re-inventing myself, I started to consider myself an artist and took my painting practice more seriously.

What really resonated with me, and got me started on the journey of becoming a painter,

was an approach that gave me absolute freedom of expression, not being concerned about

any technique or rules - just do what brings you fun – whether that is painting with lipstick

or doing potato stamps.

I also love the approach of “intuitive painting”, which encourages you to follow your intuition and be in the moment rather than painting according to a pre-formed idea in your head.

So for the last 10 years now, I have been on this journey, finding my personal style, letting every blank canvas be a new adventure, showing up with curiosity to where it will lead me.

Artist Statement

 

I start my paintings intuitively, in a spontaneous play with colors and shapes.

Step by step and oftentimes in many layers, I develop further what shows on the canvas in the                                      moment, thus creating color-intensive, dream-like soul landscapes,                                         sometimes populated by surealistic looking figures.

 

My concern is to reflect the beauty and magic of this world in my paintings. I want to convey a positive feeling to the viewer and at the same time awaken his/her own imagination and sensuality.                               My  adopted home Ibiza inspires me continuously through its bright colors,                                                      the Mediterranean nature and its very own spirit.

 

I mostly paint with acrylic on canvas, using not only brushes but everything

from a used credit card to a tooth brush or even my bare hands -

according to the motto "no rules" -  allowed is what brings fun.