Inspiration

 

 

 

I have the wonderful luck that I get to build a fantasy world I can share with others. I am obsessed with learning, experimenting, and exploring in my work. Humour is also important to me, both to convey a lesson, and to share of the heart.  By that road, there is always a bit of whimsy in my work, somewhere.

I generally get a vision of the image before I start. I see it completed, then I get to sketching and playing with the paint until it looks close to what I envisioned.

I really love the mix of industrial static and of fluid organic movement. This doesn’t play out in all my work, but with some. I also love the fantastical. The key for me is to be playful with the mediums. Generally I paint on paper, canvas, panel, sometimes even metal. Whatever fits with the vision.

Currently, I am playing with different themes of boundaries and spaces. Both physical and psychological. How they are held, what they feel like.

The overarching theme or concept that applies to most of my art is surrealistic interpretations of the super ordinary,  humour,  and the imminent and ever present change of form and space.

My favoured influences as a painter have been Hieronymus Bosch for his explorative images, H.R. Giger for his unapologetic darkness, Dr. Seuss for his purity, Remedios Varo Uranga for her unique visions, Frida Kahlo for her honesty,  Tamara Lempicka for her bold confident light, Jan van Eick for his flawless eye. All of these people have been solid inspirations for me.