Perceiving is a word which is key in my understanding of what it is to be human. We are perceivers as we generate knowledge and develop abstract thinking from our gained experiences or sensorious memories. We all have this common capacity of perceiving further in terms of the unthinkable, the unknown and the imaginary.
The artwork I create have many layers and reflect my world perspective in often a combination of realism; the mysterious, the imaginary and pure brush strokes. I work mainly from memories of the past, present and create those of the future, by incorporating nature, city environment, meaningful places, and portraiture of myself all together. I like to see my artworks as a collection of one self, of one’s image, but also as references to female archetypes, symbols and stories which travel from one person’s mind to the collective mind.
My latest work is about psychological displacement; the relationship between the models and the painting painted before them, or between the model and the relationship with the viewer. When portraying landscapes it focusses on the loss of nature to urban space, and the nostalgia which emanates from those memories.