I have devoted myself to glasspainting, one of the most singular and difficult techniques which painting has to offer. However sometimes I feel the need to paint on canvas. I began painting seriously some 20 years ago for myself, not realizing at that time one day my paintings would achieve wide public relevance. I am related to the so called "folk" or naïve Self-Taugh Art, terms reserved for those who have never received formal training in art. Folk Art, primitive Art is characterized by naïve style, in which tradition rules of perspective and proportion are not employed. On the beginning I was primarily a landscape painter, painting early rural life style, landscapes, people and simple life. I was an acute observer of the nuances of seasons, time of days, people, weather etc. I didn't commit myself to certain painting style, I painted from my impressions, my feelings. I painted what I saw and felt. My themes were taken from my memory, my vacations, watched nature and people looking for the shadows of different colors and when I was ready to realize my work, I came home with all of it in my mind, just closed my eyes and imagine a scene.This period I call the "beginning period".
After few years of simple rural life painting I continued developing and have suddenly realized that the circle of time slowely leaves back the past far behind us. We go forward step by step and search our being in the places called "modern times". Passed times have been replaced by present times and present places. I was looking for new attitude, new way to interpret the world I see through my eyes. With "modernizing" of the painting I tried to express the beauty and imitation of life and nature I see around me. I started painting buildings, people, personalities, life situations, hectic, movements, tranquillity etc. I started painting modern present life and what I call now "Modern Art" period.
Arts-Montmartre Paris France