I have been fascinated by colours as long as I can remember and my memories often dwells on colours and colour combinations, like my grandmas light blue apron when’s she’s standing white haired in her summer garden surrounded by pink flowers and greenery. Beautiful colours, vibrant or soothing, surprising, and fun, all of them wherever they appear continue to fascinate and inspire me to create colourful abstract artworks. I work intuitively, choosing the colour to start with from the mood I am in. I work from memories, preferring to create series of paintings from the same inception.
As a tactile person dry pastel are the obvious choice and much preferred medium to work with. Using a hands-on approach is exactly right for me. I love the feel of the pigments in my hands, creating movements and flow, moving the pigments around, mixing them, creating shapes, edges, or shadows, all with my hands and fingers. I am a painter by heart, my way of thinking and applying colour matches the dry pastels well, which benefits my abstract colour work, that I like to call pastel painting. The vibrancy and purity of the pastels appeals to me, the way they carry the luminosity of the different colours are fantastic and as close to my imagination and perception of colour as I have found in any medium, this combined with the silky soft surface they create makes it an interesting and satisfying medium to work with, leaving me with a beautiful artwork that I’m proud of and enjoy.