- How and when did you get into art?
For as long as I can remember, I have always been drawing. As a child, trying to WILL my dreams come true by depicting them, later to try and improve on reality. Painting I only started out of necessity for my job. The commissions for my pet portraits became, at one point, about 6 years back, a string of small white fluffy dogs, very hard to do in pen and ink… GREAT to do in oils!!
- What would you say influences your work?
Some of the people that have inspired me include; Jeronimus Bosch, Rembrandt van Rhijn, Marten Toonder, and more recently Maya Kulenovic.
- How would you describe your style?
In my commission animal portraits work I can’t get away from realism, although when customer allows I like to build in a bit of theatre and drama. In my own work I strife to be part of the “worldwide Kitsch” movement.
- What’s your working process like?
I work slow but intense. I look for drama and humour at the same time and are obsessed with finding the beauty in things in general considered ugly.
- What materials do you work with?
I like most 2D mediums apart from pastels, I particualiry love pen and ink and oils but pencil and watercolour pose great opportunities for depicting work in too.
- What kinds of themes are running through your art?
Animals mainly, alive and dead, particularly fantasy animals and horses