For me painting is something to look forward to. I especially love plein air painting. There is nothing better than going out to paint on a nice day. By the time my easel is set up everything comes to life. You can hear the leaves rustling in the trees, you can hear insects and birds, and my intense focus on the subject I am trying to portray seems to amplify the beauty of my surroundings even more.
I have always loved art, but my motivation to paint as much as I can began in November 2009, the first time I took my pastels with me on a holiday. I spent three weeks along the Great Ocean Road. The weather was perfect, and by chance I managed to do a weekend workshop at the Anglesea Artist's Society (Victoria, Australia) with the famous pastel painter Maxwell Wilks. A real bonus!
I only paint with pastel. The colors are so vibrant. I mostly paint landscapes and farm scenes. Putting cattle or sheep into a landscape brings a painting to life. My ambition is to travel and paint. First Australia and then the world. I love to paint!