I am a self-taught artist with a previous background of working in chemistry. My main technique is dry pastel, which I first learned from my father. Both my parents painted in their spare time, and their profound interest in art influenced me greatly.
I have chosen to paint subjects that I find provide a creative challenge, where a transformation from real to abstract takes place. I will work with a central idea or symbol, which I try to approach closer and closer. I wish to give an observer the possibility to find new possibilities of seeing and re-imagining reality. I have been inspired by Picasso’s ideas of simplifying the image, and by the great masters of pastel painting, Odilon Redon and Edgar Degas. In the present I am mainly attracted by surrealism because all dreams and unaccomplished fantasies create a new reality beyond real and surreal where everything is possible.