Nature, the unusual, the subjects not necessarily deserving attention, are my preferred themes. I like to capture the poetic aspects of places, even if they are modest, and of vegetation, even if it is “faded”. Though, when painting vegetation, my technique bears no relation to “botanical” watercolour.
My purpose is to express their strength and presence, using the unique properties of watercolour, often with exaggerated hues.
I bear a specific attention to spatial disposition and to the contrast between subjects and empty spaces behind them. Thus, figurative representation is not any more my aim.
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