Born and raised in Europe, I have lived in various places on both sides of the Atlantic, currently in Southern Ontario. My family are musicians and I have worked in the theatre for most of my life, I am surrounded by talent.
I have always felt more kinship with illustrators than artists. When I paint I am not trying to say anything, if I have something to say I will use words. Painting uses a different language, one that by definition doesn’t translate into any known spoken or written language.
I don’t have a message. I don’t “challenge our preconceptions”, “explore the concept of individual identity” or even “speak to the human condition”. When I paint something it is because the subject has had some kind of emotional impact on me that I can’t put into words. I guess I hope that the viewer will experience something similar.
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