Every animal has a soul. Since I was a child I have marveled at the grace and beauty of all animals, from the great jungle cats to the four legged friends in our homes. This led me to surround myself with furry creatures of all sorts. Their exquisiteness and unique personalities have deepened my love and respect for each one of them. For this reason, the portraits I paint capture their outer beauty and their inner Soul. I paint so that it comes from the inside and shines out through their eyes.
With my work I want the viewer to maintain that magical connection with animals that have entered their hearts and lives.
I'm just doing my best to depict magic of life. These are my meditations on beauty of Animals and connection we share.
Friend Jasmine wrote:
'I love all your animal portraits. They resonate such a sweet and kind vulnerability. Not only are they absolutely stunning, they capture this innocence that makes you want to cry, they have no walls, no heavily coated veneers, they are just pure and you want to protect them from all the pain in this world. You are a gift.'
I paint on wood board or canvas using variety of water-base paints and inks. I use my own method based on old Mische Technique.