I have spent all my life observing, but only since I turned forty, I have been translating this perceiving into painting. With oil paints, at first, then acrylics. Preferably, I work with large canvasses, involving physical labour in the process. Besides painting, I practice photography. A series of photographs often inspires me when creating a painting. Aspects of these images are rearranged in a composition. “The essence of a painting to me is the solidification of reality at the moment it surpasses itself. A painting thus prevents reality from fleeing.”