I don't like to write about art. I believe a work of art speaks best for itself in being viewed. I feel that is the quickest and truest way to understand a piece of work and the artist who created it. But here goes, I know many people feel intrigued to get inside the artist's head for better understanding...I paint pictures of my friends because I love them and miss them. They are my family and my home. In my 32 years of life I have had 30 different addresses. I am nomadic and my art keeps those who are dear to me close by. In this sense my art is very personal, almost private.
I do not paint with the intention of making any type of social or political staement.
My painting is purely for self-gratification. The subject matter: the happiest or most meaningful moments of my life.
The medium: a sensual material I love to touch and work with, colors that please me, often bright, feeding my eyes. I want to glorify these moments, somehow reiterating their importance to me, so often they end up larger than life.
I believe we make the greatest impact on others as living examples. In this line of thinking I see it as my duty to myself and as my contribution to humanity to thrive in what I do, to enjoy myself. This enjoyment is what I am sharing with you.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Breakfast With Cats Artipasta, Bruxelles BELGIQUE
The Key Ingredient Smithsonian Institute: Touring Utah USA *
ROCCA, Edouard & Marie (Paris, FRANCE)
Parsons School of Design Paris FRANCE Painting major
Prize for Pancake Breakfast
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