Every place tells a story... Since our recent move to Malta, light has become an integral and meaningful part in my artwork, especially in land- and seascapes. Its intensity and vibrancy is exceptional in this Mediterranean country. Unlike the light in Northern Europe, it is not transparent but has its own density, is warm and saturated. It makes numerous nuances of turquoise prevail in water and sky and has a lot of deep, velvety purples in shadows with sparkles of orange. The light transforms everyday reality into 'moments-of-being‘ (V.Woolf) becoming both a subject and inspiration. I usually paint en plein air where light is most natural (and challenging!) but also from memory, my own sketches and photographs reconstructing atmosphere of this or that place.
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