Women and their body shapes are now the canvas for me, that’s the start. My computer houses all the techniques to digitally edit that canvas.
I will play with the naked figure by alienating them. I am looking for a mixture of Expressionism and Naive Art. When the shape is there, I look for the color scheme. I also determine where and which relief I want to appear in the work.
The shape and color together often give a double message in my work. It must be intriguing to see, but almost every work has an underlying story.
Color scheme and color accent is a long process of blending and playing with layers in Photoshop.
All backgrounds are created by myself.
Art was no part of my growing up. At high school a teacher discovered my talent for working with colors and shapes. A painter tried to let me develop my own style. I wasn’t ready for that yet.
Photography came into my life when I was 13 years old. It wasn’t until much later, around my 40th birthday, that photography became really serious. After many wanderings and disappointments, I grew naturally to my newness. I naturally became an artist, it was the way that was shown to me. The digital evolution was invented for me it seems.
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