Small occurrences in my daily life are often what inspire me to capture feelings and emotions on the canvas. Hence, human relationships are often found in my work – it is my way of guarding against overlooking the minor but profound details of life and its simple joys, and helping my audience to do the same. Symbols such as the Circle of Life, the Tree of Life and the beauty of future hope, belongingness and love, often shine through as well. The bigger concepts and events of the world also have an impact – in particular, symbols related to caring for the planet are often present.
I grew up in a very creative family, where music was very central. The result is that I often think of creating a painting in the same way a composing music. You have a grounding tone, and then add more and more, just as I add layers to my work.
I use structure and several layers stencils, which I create from my own photographs or drawings. I constantly work with harmony and contrast to find the right balance in the painting – this is the source of the sense of calm that so many viewers find in my work.