I approach my painting as an unfolding experiment, close to the way I am cooking, always trying different things, using many ingredients in diverse ways, never repeating myself. Themes are popping up from everywhere, from mineral and organic world, details from hiking, photos, exhibitions, life’s memories and so on.
At first, I thought that jumping from one theme to other was bad, proving instability, inconsistency; now I have a deeper understanding, considering jumping, a proof of being alert, open to outside stimulus, an occasion to extend abilities, techniques, vision, and a way to avoid platitude.
Painting with Music
I love to paint on a background of classical music, mainly piano music. Sometimes it penetrates me so deeply that it disappears, I become unaware of listening it. At all times its presence plays a great role in defining my mood, my peace of mind, capacity to concentrate and to enjoy every single moment of the process. Frequently, in front of my easel, embalmed with beautiful sounds, I feel an urge to say it loudly to myself “how happy I am.”