WATERCOLOR ANIMAL SERIES
An ongoing series of watercolor animals. These works are loose and spontaneous, painted with large washes and splatter, exaggerated color, and smooth gradations. With quiet brushstrokes, I can momentarily escape the madness into the wild and connect with nature. Animals for me have always been a safe haven—gentle souls that are in touch with a peaceful spiritual world. My relationship to the animal spirit is the driving force behind my work and my sole motivation. My approach is purely interpretive in nature. Put differently, these paintings take into consideration my interpretation of the animals’ spirit, not necessarily their true appearance. I like to describe them as dreamy star-dusted animals! In the end, these paintings capture the animal spirit in a unique blend of realism and impressionism.