I love painting portraits of women! Although I see human anatomy as the most challenging to master, I’m strongly pulled to this subject to depict the complexity of our spirit. As artists we paint what’s inside us. Paintings become a record what it means to be human. Creating romantic portraits of women, I find the process to be incredibly healing where I aim to evoke a world of love and inner strength in every artwork I create. I paint with a mission to help girls and women to understand themselves and to discover their inner passion. We often give up, find excuses, or settle for less because we don’t fully understand who we are. I hope to touch your life in some way with my art.
I arrived at the theme of depicting women after painting almost everything for over a decade. While the subject of a beautiful female form has been the artists’ inspiration for centuries, I come to paint women as a female artist with the inner sensitivity of a poet, expressing emotion through color. Color is a lot more than a concoction of bright pigments squeezed out of a tube onto a canvas. There must be color harmony throughout the artwork where colors interact and support each other, not scream for attention. The complexity of a color comes with deliberate color mixing, dragging or glazing one color over the other, overlaying and letting one hue dominate and complement the rest. Controlling the color means letting one color lead, to see the hues in black or white, and to create an atmospheric vibe that transcends the painting. I paint in realist tradition with the color of the Impressionists.
INSPADES magazine, issue sei, art feature.
I’m very grateful to the INSPADES art magazine that features and shares my art and mission. Issue sei.
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