I am a painter and printmaker
- I make linocuts - living in Italy.
I am amazed how deeply painting, as an area of creativity, can touch the human spirit, and speak to us across centuries with such simplicity and on so many levels; what a marvellous language it is, containing multitudes and contradictions, so very mysterious but accessible.
"painting is shamanic magic, every new one you make or see breaks with the tradition, re-writes the history and makes new rules - one is left holding the familiar stuff like a skin that a snake shed - and that's how it should be.
I think it is our first instinctive language; so many contributed their talent and vision to where we are now - not that there is linear progress.
I wonder what the first painters would think about us.
it blows my mind where the artists are taking the contemporary painting at the moment - the colour, the attitude, freedom, intensity, the concept.
I also like that painting is not egalitarian anymore.
I studied painting in London and in Warsaw but mostly in the galleries of Europe and on the side of the road.
What I see is always more mysterious than I can imagine.
Relating to reality can restrict colour and composition in painting but this tension gives the painting gravity and saves it from being merely decorative.
The longer I paint the more I like paintings that are not quite perfect.
(The longer I live the more I like things and people that are not perfect.)
You can write me on social media facebook messenger instagram. I am usually friendly.
The Moon and the Sixpence by Somerset Maugham:
...why should you think that beauty, which is the most precious thing in the world, lies like a stone on the beach for the careless passer-by to pick up idly?
Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of her soul. And when she has made it, it is not given to all to know it.
To recognise it you must repeat the adventure of the artist. it is a melody that she sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge, sensitiveness and imagination.