I have always enjoyed using paint, brush and canvas to create something new. Why have I
decided to go public at the 'tender' age of 5o ? Well, it took me a while to develop my own style and to refine my techniques and compositions so that I finally
meet my own standards.
At this stage of my life a lot of creative energy has built up and is waiting to be released ...
I usually use brilliant, vigorous colours and strong contrasts in my paintings. Clear (often geometric) shapes and repetitive elements give a unique rhythm to my paintings, unifying and separating fore- and background at the same time. Therefore an observer sometimes has to take a moment to differentiate the object presented from its background. I use simplified and well-defined forms. The contours of the subject remain mostly naturalistic.
To increase the colours' impact I use extensive forms. The effect of the - often pure - colours is enhanced by the strong contrasts. The high purity of the colours makes the paintings appear to be flooded with light.
These vivid colours and strong contrasts are like the pieces of a puzzle made up of intense stimuli. Just like in
other aspects of our lives it is our task as painter and observer to create meaning by interpreting and unifying our sensual experience.
In my paintings I would also like to capture the joy and energy I feel while painting the subjects that intrigue me. Intense colours signify power, energy and joy of life. Strong contrasts create tension and energy and it is a challenge for me to create a sense of unity and even harmony in my paintings.