Reality, memories and imagination are source for ideas, feelings and emotions that are explored on an unconscious level and transferred on the canvas: a dreamer with a brush. Most people call this process “inspiration”.
The emotional way of my painting process can especially be noticed in my portraits paintings.
My drawing teacher Victorya R. once said that if I were born and worked as a painter sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Europe, I would probably be accused in witchcraft and magic because I not only paint the anatomical characteristics of the person, who is my object, but also his soul, emotional state and his character.
“You take the soul out of the body and put it on the canvas while holding a magical wand not brush. You don’t paint eyes; you paint sorrow, happiness, astonishment, madness…” Painting from live models helps me not only gather a better sense of perspective on the subject, but also allows me to connect with the subject and do “my magic”.