I have been painting since I was 14-15 years old. I paint on a regular basis, every day or so. I prefer to paint large paintings in oil and oil that I mix with acrylic so they will separate when being painted. I love to mix and experiment with colours but prefer to paint in clear colours such as blue, red as a base colour, and add some pink or red in the blue, or blue and orange in the red painting.
Mostly I paint in oil on canvas. I use different tools to apply layer of layer of paint, like a spatula or a large putty knife. I paint a lot of bulls and different faces that express some kind of emotion and integrity. I paint for three main reasons.
1. I would like to make people happy, touched and affected with my art. I am so happy that they like it and will have them in their home. It’s a special feeling to know that your work is hanging in some ones home around the world, and they look at it every day. A positive impact on people!
2. To get peace of mind and focus on something 100%. It’s like sailing, you concentrate only on the wind and waves. In painting you give your sole and energy to just that painting (that´s why it is so difficult to sell it)
3. Leave something behind me when I am gone, more than a house, a car and a few dollars
I have been an entrepreneur since I was 18 years old, always gone my own way and not follow the stream. I have been setting up and running several different companies, now at 50+ I would love to do what I always loved, paint!
The bulls for me are a symbol for power and strength, at the same time they are easy going and friendly animal, but if you mess with them they get furious. I can see myself in that kind of animal. The faces with a great expressions is also a part of me.