I am a landscape painter. I try to paint a sense of nature in flux. We say "Nature" but I prefer to say "the living world" because we are not external to nature but we are part of it. In the West, we often feel disconnected from the natural world, despite talking about it a lot. I try to create paintings that facilitate emotional intimacy and a reconnection with nature.
I like to paint forests and seascapes. Looking at forests and oceans can provide us with a sense of connection to something beyond ourselves, a feeling of the vastness of the world and our place within it.
I use a scratching technique that mix oil and etching approaches. I avoid using colour in my work. I feel that sometimes colour can be distracting and can impeach the viewer to focus on the movement and forms suggested by the many fine scratches on the canvas.
You will find below a number of small videos in which I explain why and how I paint. In some videos I demonstrate practical examples of the scratching technique I use in my paintings. If you prefer to read, there is an interesting article by G. Boccardi below or you can read an interview by Jackson art and an article by Emptyeasel by clicking on the links. I regularly share tips on technique and comments on my instagram page here Finally more videos on my work are available on my yourtube chanel here .