I have always had a fascination for watercolours. With the idea that with water, pigments and paper one can replicate reality. I love the effects of granulation that watercolour pigments offer and the fact that the artist has a limited control over the flow and results obtained and has to learn to anticipate results and to be able to work with the "happy accidents" that always occur when painting with watercolour.
I'm a figurative painter attracted by a variety of subject matters. Every day there seems to be something in my surroundings that captures my imagination and makes me want to translate that feeling/sensation onto paper.
When working with still lives I try to find the beauty in ordinary objects. I enjoy isolating them from their usual settings and giving them the attention they do not usually receive.
Live models I paint in a looser, free style, swiftly capturing the essential elements to produce dramatic figures.
A couple of years ago I joined the local Urban Sketchers group and we try to meet, once a week, weather permitting, to sketch on location. This has been very beneficial to me, I see the progress not only in my work but also in the way I look and perceive the world around me.
I have the honour of being the country leader for FabrianoinAcquarello 2020. This is a watercolour festival that happens every year in the town of Fabriano, Italy, famous for its paper manufacture since the middle ages.
Due to problems with shipping to several countries ( except Europe ) because of Covid restrictions, I have decided to use a courier, which means a significant hike in shipping prices.
If you don't mind waiting for the delivery I can use the normal Post, with cheaper prices, and I will gladly reimburse the excess shipping cost. Just send me a message, if that is the case.
Thank you for your understanding.