I have been doing various types of artwork my entire life – only, when I was younger, I didn’t consider it art.
It was around the age of 20 that I started taking art seriously, and started wondering what I wanted to do with it and say with it, besides just having fun making it.
That was when I started practising for real, and questioning my style (or lack of at the time), and consciously working towards where I am today.
What Themes Do I Cover?
The themes of my artwork is heavily geared towards nature. Understanding and appreciating nature.
Figure painting may occur – but never portraits (besides a few presents). My figure paintings are almost always personifications of concepts or emotions.
My work ranges from what looks abstract but actually isn’t – satellite or microscope inspired nature paintings – and the more concrete, like a breaking wave or a tree or a mountain range.
I do not aspire to paint lifelike. I aspire to paint so that there’s a sense of vitality in the work, and the viewers can “feel its presence”, so to speak.
What Materials Do I Work With?
I change periodically between a preference for either drawing or painting. At the moment I am painting.
When it comes to drawing, I have a strong preference for graphite sticks and graphite powder. However, I also work with ink, charcoal and charcoal pencils, soft and hard pastels.
In terms of painting, I prefer acrylics (mostly because I am too impatient to wait for oil paint to dry). I have a love/hate relationship with watercolours – I love the effects that can be made with it, but I detest working with them because of their tendency to do whatever they want regardless of whether I want it or not… ?
Apart from that, I also engage in macro and nature photography.
At the moment, I am displaying some of the more recent examples of my artwork here on the site, and I will add more as I get the time to do so.
I am also planning, however, to make a separate online gallery.
My next art exhibit is scheduled for week 12 + 13 in March 2020, in the art building Filosoffen in Odense, Denmark. You can see the schedule here.