Artist Statement for Paintings on Canvas
I paint on both canvas and glass and although the medium and technique used on either is very different, the content and style of the paintings is very similar. In fact, my work on glass influences my work on canvas and vice versa.
My subject matter in oils is mostly derived from landscapes. Every year I spend two months in Switzerland, my country of origin, where I photograph the mountains, the clouds and of course the light. Other destinations, such as Japan, France and sometimes travel in the US have provided me with a rich arsenal of inspiration for my work. My paintings are meant to convey the experience of a place rather than a realistic rendering of a landscape. They are the expression of my love and awe for these places.