I love painting.
Both herbalism & painting are my therapy. And when it comes to play with colors, My work is based on a #perspective
and an expression of everyday life.
It allows me to travel through my mind and heart. I love the mystery, chaos, history and imagination.
I begin each work preparing my #canvas
with several #layers
. With each layer, I add a different texture to create an interesting surface before starting my painting. .
Sometimes the texture itself leads to a #painting
. Once the surface prepared, I #paint
over it using only the light and dark areas. I mainly use a mixture of gold, green and blue to create a blackish colour on the dark areas and allow the primer to the lights. .
In addition to contemporary art, I am passionate about #botany
(More precisely GEMS). I draw regularly geological and sedimentary layers of different land all around the world. My travels around the world are an inexhaustible source of #inspiration
What I like in this #nature
, is the way in which everything seems to draw vulgar, but with extreme precision; Everything seems to be calculated. Each draw can be a way back to the past. .
I play with paint and process until a mysterious alchemy that turns out once the work is finished. .
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