Since starting my oil painting journey at the age of seven, I still strive to feed the curiosity of a life- long learner. This has given me the opportunity of living in Europe for 13 years for a closer study of Art History. There I learned, under the guidance of the abstract painter Olle Carlstrom, the technique of using egg oil tempera with oil glazes and to formulate my own paints, as well as the use of palette knives to create texture. Egg oil tempera was a practice used by the Medieval and Renaissance painters to create luminosity in their work.
The Surrealist use of symbolism has always fascinated me and influenced my paintings to challenge me in the most exciting ways. Unexpected elements come together to form a narrative which lends itself different interpretations for each observer.
Sharing my paintings bring me joy, especially when they invoke thought and curiosity.
My love of both the natural world and painting create the perfect balance in my work. I want to share with my viewers the experience of joy, wonderment, and appreciation of our living surroundings, especially in these challenging times.
A game of pool symbolizes human contact and movement. The balls collide/meet, then separate, sometimes helping others to find their pocket. On a metaphysical level, the sphere shape represents unity, integrity, and completeness.