In my paintings, you will often find silhouettes in movement. They can be dancing, out in nature or seen in a facial expression. Like music, and either with or without it, dance can express joy, sorrow, temper and rhythm. Sometimes it even tells a story – from the cliché love story to an everyday event. Dance and music can convey stories of life or dreams. It is a way to communicate and to tell a unique story that we can all interpret individually. However, it is this exact universal touch and way of expression that inspires me.
Lately, I have been incorporating smaller movements and more figurative shapes into my paintings than I usually have. I will leave it up to the viewer to see these details on his or her own. The narrative that I follow during my painting process is something that I wish to hold on to and keep expressing through the canvas. In addition to this, the images are also holding elements with references to the people, I have met and the places that I have been to and experienced in my life. I am also very inspired by the diversity of every day life – figures, scenes and people engaging with their environment.