Welcome! Enjoy a look at my eclectic collection of colorful and imaginative paintings in oil, watercolor and mixed media.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Sunset on the Zambezi
This sunset could be anywhere, but I worked from a photo taken while on a Sunday "cruise" on the Zambezi river where local families spend some relaxing time as the old boat tugs along the banks of the river searching for wildlife.
I started painting about 15 years ago while living in Paris where I took some painting lessons and joined a group of painters. This ignited my long time passion for art that, which up to that time, I never had the opportunity to pursue being totally preoccupied with my career and raising a family. I am mostly self-taught and keep on learning from trial and error, as I continue to experiment with styles and media. My favorite school of art is "Les Fauves", where color and shapes defined the painting.
I was born and grew up in France with strong family ties to Italy which may explain my attraction to the landscape scenery of my childhood and Italy. New discoveries during travels are a great source of inspiration and renewal.