Being an expat is an every day adventure. Saying all-too-frequent good-byes is one of it’s highest price tags. After moving back to “home”, one of my expat friends found herself very much missing her days on Antwerp’s Eilandje. She saw my Graphic Orchids, and asked if I could create a monochrome oil painting for her entryway in the […]
Orchids are among my favorite flowers. They are simultaneously so elegant, durable, and frail. In this oil painting, I attempted to juxtapose the delicacy of their form with their toughness… in other words, a rough and graphic artwork that is still “pretty”.
I’ve been working on these three small-scale oil paintings for several months now, slowly building up layer after layer. I had an image in my mind of what I wanted them to be, and the result is not surprisingly completely different. That’s what I love about abstract. It defies logic. It is pure subconscious emotion […]