“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “
I have always seen art as a mirror which I can reflect my personal thoughts and observations.
I am most interested in portraying our human connection with everyday objects:
through still-life’s or the ‘domestic landscapes’ we inhabit.
I paint objects that have left an imprint on me, they signify my unique experience, creating my own personal iconography as I go. Like the Dutch ‘vanitas’ painters, I love the use of symbolism to express narrative in a surreptitious manner. Painting is my favorite form of communication. Whether a still-life, portrait or landscape, I find it ever-engaging to explore nuanced color palettes to portray the effects of light. I always hope that my work resonates with others, resulting in a personal connection. I agree with Max Beckman who stated, “In order to get to something universal you must be very specific.”