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Painting is my way of connecting to an inner world - a world that is full of colour and light and holds a lifetime's worth of memorable impressions and experiences based in nature. Painting is an essential outlet for expressing these images and combining them with my emotional response to the moods and colours of my surroundings, be that at the beach, in the forest or when walking past the lush gardens of our neighborhoods.
Over the years my paintings have become increasingly abstract because this gives me the freedom to explore and experiment and thereby get closer to my initial inspiration. I don't usually have any specific subject in mind when I start a painting - although recently some realism has started to assert itself again. But even so, my main concern is always the interaction of colour, light and space as well as the mood of the underlying experience, and the subject will grow and change according to my abstract way of working. And nature is never far away in the finished work - she asserts herself in the colours, textures and shapes and the painting thereby becomes a visual manifestation of the meeting and blending of my internal and external worlds - like a symphony of colours as a celebration of the natural world around me. The paintings are a tribute to a world that we are very much a part of and dependant upon.
It is a slow process with many changes, detours and layers and the painting has not found its final form until I feel that a certain balance and emotion expresses some of my love of colour and nature - untill it rests in itself.