I arrived at the theme of painting women after over a decade of painting almost everything. While the subject of a beautiful female form has been the artists’ inspiration for centuries, I come to paint women from a different point of view. As a female artist I can express the inner workings of the feminine soul captured in a model’s gaze, light and color scheme. I refuse to create shocking art to challenge the societal norms in this fashion, rather I wish to bring the gentle warmth into my oil paintings still challenging the viewer’s perseption, and inspiring women to enjoy life.
I love painting portraits! Although I see human anatomy as the most challenging to master, I’m strongly pulled to this subject to depict the beautiful complexity of a human spirit. I paint from real people who hurt, suffer, love, betray, care and ultimately encourage me to become a better person. I’m drawn to faces with enigmatic eyes: I believe in capturing the soul’s essence through my art.
I love color, and I feel I’m finally getting closer to understanding how color mixing works in oil painting. I have more control over my process and I’m able to create color harmonies that resonate within me and help me describe a special atmosphere in my art.