Artist Statement

Why do I make art?

My urge to create began during my early childhood.

When I was 18 I decided to go to Art School where I discovered my love for printmaking and began my artistic development and exploration.

As I work, I feel the sense of ‘Purpose’ and ‘Liberty’, this is of great importance to me – the sensation of being able to express myself through art.
Art is not just for my personal satisfaction, it is also the joy of being able to touch someone through my art

What inspires me and how do my works come into existence?

Most of my inspiration comes through nature. On my walks I am touched by the atmosphere and quality of light of a certain place. I admire the cloud formations above my head, the bark or roots of a tree, …
These fleeting moments are being photographed or drawn and later worked on in my studio until a new image arises. Quite often I would to take something home with me, like a leaf or a branch, and work directly from nature.

Along the path of my creative process are intuition and sensitivity. Through this, emotions, moods and memories find their way in to my work.

Which techniques do I use?

The last twelve years I have specialized in a fascinating printmaking technique called Mezzotint.
I also love to draw and paint on paper with pencil, acrylics, ink and water colours.

 

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