My beautiful reader,
First of all, thank you very much for your commitment and your writing to me during all these years. I’m all back again.
We have been moving all around the world, working, building up and meeting new people with new connections. It’s been such an amazing experience; new cultures, new environments, new traditions and new everything. I have been on and off very busy with new projects, but mostly I have been focusing on getting back to what I love the most: ART. When this hole thing with Corona virus started, and just continued and continued, I wanted to focus my thoughts on a special subject. And so I did. (Of course I didn’t only focus on one thing but you probably know what I mean.)
What I noticed while I painted is that I can express emotions and feelings that sometimes seems to be hard for people to vocalize, like in “the real world” (Quote by my kids, referring to the world outside internet and games)….Some can’t even write their feelings, their story, their words, their emotions…. Maybe sometimes just because they have a lot to say but they don’t know how to say it. I believe it’s not easy, it is hard. Through painting these feelings become like magic, they all come out in a form that everyone can understand and appreciate. At least for me…sometimes we don’t need words to say anything, it’s better to visualize them. This is how I paint feelings and how I tell you the story. This is also true for other artists, when you look at their paintings, you can see how the artist was feeling and what mood he or she was in when they created it. It really is ART, which as a form has no equals.
When I paint I feel calm, I have inner peace, I move myself into that feeling, that place where everything is about creation. Then my feelings draw the shapes on the painting. Painting is about releasing yourself and focusing. Very therapeutic and giving.
Sometimes we paint the most beautiful moments of our lives with beautiful memories. Sometimes we paint sorrow or grief.
You probably think “well… I can capture these moments with a camera?!!!” Yes and no…A photograph “just” captures a moment in time but when you paint you capture a scene, a beautiful memory, a face, lines and circles and beautiful emotions or sad ones.
For me no art is flawed, what came out is what you feel. Some people can consider what came out as mistakes and they erase and draw again, but for me you then create a new art piece. The feelings that helped create the original are reflected in the painting and I feel that true art shouldn’t be retouched. I compare it with events in our lives, things that happened that we regret or mistakes we made. We are the sum of all our experiences and would you then rather go back and erase them? Or isn’t it much better to learn from them?! Because these errors/mistakes are part of us. They don’t define us but they have helped shaped us, often for the better…it’s raw, naked, natural, authentic and frankly speaking, The truth! Therefore you will always see the pure raw paintings from me, as they were created in the moment.
Always be you and remind yourself that you are who you are because of events in your life; good or bad. Painting gives us the ability to be ourselves, to be free thinkers and explore all our creative sides. Promise yourself to never erase yourself and never forget who you are.