For many years I had a battle with creating art from the mind vs form the heart. My school mindset sometimes blocked the imagination and self-expression. I wasn’t even aware of it at first, later I started to feel stuck, without my own voice.
I was creative and excited about art since I can remember, but I wasn’t able to express all those feelings, I didn’t think I’m talented at all. My first clue, that art may be something worthful for me, became obvious at the end of my primary education when I took an art class, where I really found the right vibe and made few great pieces. After that I decided to go to art high school, where I learned everything about art from an established artist, I improved my skills and started to make worthable paintings. Still, it felt kind of empty, I was making art with a plan, for grades, to please expectations. That didn’t fulfill me in any way and after high school, I couldn’t even see a paintbrush anymore, left all the painting idea, not sure what to do next.
I took a year off, started working in graphic design and decided to study architecture. By the end of the studies I thought, that this was a total misdirection for me and really missed painting, so I started to focus on painting again, this time I left the school things out and started to explore, what suits me best. It took me few years of self-searching and art-making to find my voice. The breakthrough was an intuitive painting class, where I began to paint what I love and started making art from my heart. I felt that true joy of creating, inspiration, joy again and figured I can combine the love of making homes and art in a more meaningful way. So that’s where I found my mission!
My education in architecture and art turned out as a great combination to better understand, what the real home should feel like. Modern disinfected interiors seem so impersonal and that’s definitely not a warm, heartful feeling that we could call home. I believe that art breaks that tone in many ways, that’s why I make bright, colorful paintings, that make you feel joyful and inspired.
Recently I heard a saying: “We design the environment, the environment designs us back.” and I couldn’t agree more.
My art philosophy
I believe every painting is a journey, unique story, development. That is why I make many layers. The first layer is usually very abstract, every next one comes more detailed. Every stage of that process is important to me, I need to decide, what to keep and what needs to be let go. It’s like life, we come here with some predisposition and every day we gain new wisdom, we improve, grow, become more aware, our personality is more detailed, like an individual layer of paint. Some experiences need few of them, others many. I try to capture that good feelings, balance, and joyfulness of life on canvas, my greatest inspiration for that is nature. To better understand my process, watch the video below.
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I paint with acrylic colors, mostly on canvas. My artworks are always textured because I love the way the surface feels, when you touch it, and how the light plays with shadows of structured parts. To gain that texture I use different mediums and also materials I can find at home. I can’t imagine doing art without some texture anymore, it feels totally awkward to paint just with colors on canvas for me.
What I really like about painting?
I love that feeling of inspiration when you get an idea and make it real. I love the freedom of painting, endless possibilities, observe the canvas from different perspectives, figuring out the next step. But the best part always comes in the end, when someone sees my painting and feels all that love, calm and harmony I tend to reach with every brush stroke.
I am here for you:
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