Acrylics are my main medium supporting experiments with mixed media, such as soft pastels, oil sticks, ink, and paper cut-outs. I paint a variety of subjects, but I most enjoy painting people.
For me figurative art offers the greatest challenge: How can I capture an emotion, the surrounding space, the changing light in a contemporary manner? Figures become the outlet to allow myself to push the acrylic medium as far as possible, by glazing and layering, using bold brushstrokes and mark-making (pallet knives, ends of paintbrushes, sticks), with bold and contrasting colours, at times intentionally distorting perspective or human form, and sometimes mixing media in the process—and the process is ever changing, and never fully known.
In order to succeed at a painting I have to quiet my mind and stay in the moment, and when I am really focused and listening, my paintings almost create themselves.
I look forward to the opportunity of working with you,