Many people have a dream job as a child that they want to take up later. I am very fortunate to be able to practise my dream job – artist -, a profession that has fascinated me since my childhood.
I find a large part of my designs in nature; wonders of creation that I marvel at.
In this respect, I follow the same paths as Claude Monet, who once said:
“MAYBE IT WAS THANKS TO THE FLOWERS THAT I BECAME A PAINTER.”
This is how I think about realistic painting in the first place. I would like to show with my pictures how beautiful the creation is, how unique and well thought-out in every little detail.
I take the time to see this; to see this myself and to make it visible to others.
I can’t separate the object I see from me, the subject, because I first bring the object to appear – and in this sense the real creation of the image takes place.
Seeing was and is a key to the effect of art. Realising the way in which seeing develops in art is an opportunity to develop perception.
Nature plays an essential role in my painting. The five elements wood, fire, metal, water and earth are directly derived from nature and are central to the Daoist theory of description of nature.