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 also look for color harmony or contrast to describe interesting shape of shadows cast by the light to capture the mood at certain time of the day. My inspiration often comes from my surroundings, and places I am familiar with. I also like to paint animals in their surroundings. Such works are my way to capture the very essence of a being. My work falls somewhere in between realistic and impressionistic, with a contemporary twist.
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