My work falls somewhere in between realistic and impressionistic, with a contemporary twist. My inspiration often comes from my surroundings, and places I am familiar with. I also like to paint animals in their familiar surroundings. Such works are my way to capture the very essence of a being.
Scenes with interesting shapes and objects attract me. I like to observe their interactions with light, and I tend to use vibrant colors to capture and exaggerate the effect of lights. Bold and simplified brush strokes are used to create the necessary visual impact.
I often sketch out the composition before I start to paint. These rough sketches often tell me about its abstract quality which I believe is crucial even for image based paintings. I rely on my drawing skills and let intuition and spontaneity guide me during the initial process.
Bachelor of Arts, 1993